Sex ratio at birth gets better in city

  • | Monday | 11th February, 2019

Nashik has not dipped, but risen in the child sex ratio at birth as the NMC is curbing malpractices. But, a lot needs to be done in the field of sex ratio at birth. In 2017-18, we took action against many sonography centres that were found violating Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques (PCPNDT) Act, 2003.Those who faced action include three renowned hospitals. A skewed male-female ratio also gives rise to social evils. More serious action should be taken by government bodies against the erring sonography centres,” said Prajakta Deshmukh, a social worker.Another social activist, Hema Jadhav said that last year Niti Aayog reported a drop in sex ratio at birth in 17 Indian states.

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