The health officials raided Pavan ultrasound scanning centre at Banaganapalli on Wednesday on the charge of indulging in sex-determination tests.

The scanning centre was said to have determined the sex of foetus of Surekha a week ago, who died under mysterious conditions in Kurnool city on Wednesday.

Collector Ramsankar Naik told reporters that the functioning of 218 scanning centres and eight unregistered centres would be monitored on a regular basis.

He said stringent action would be initiated against the erring centres under the provisions of Pre-conceptual prenatal determination test (PCPNDT) Act.

He said the sex ratio in Kurnool was one of the lowest in the State with 937 while the State average was 942 females per thousand males.

He said the administration would take all steps to prevent sex determination tests which allegedly led to the killing of a woman in Kurnool.

Stringent action

Additional Director of Medical Administration Raja Prasanna Kumar who was present in the city said erring doctors would be liable for two years imprisonment, Rs. 10,000 fine and cancellation of license.

The centre allegedly conducted sex determination tests