The District Medical and Health Officer has informed that the scanning machines, used in sex determination tests, at the Yashoda Hospital, Somajiguda, and Apollo Hospital, Jubilee Hills, were seized, on Friday, due to irregularities in maintenance of records.

The irregularities were detected during an inspection done by the National Inspection and Monitoring Committee (NIMC) on Friday, the press release said NIMC conducted the inspections under implementation of PC PNDT Act, 1994 and rules, 1996 and recommended the seizure of scanning machines due to the non-maintenance of records.