Prakasam Collector warns of strict action against baby gender prediction tests

Published - June 11, 2024 08:02 am IST - Ongole

Prakasam District Collector A.S. Dinesh Kumar has directed the officials to take strict action against those who violate the Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques (PCPNDT) Act in the district. He presided over the district multi member appropriate authority meeting on the implementation of PCPNDT Act in the district on Monday.

On the occasion, he said: “Along with strict implementation of PCPNDT Act in the district, regular inspections must be conducted at the scanning centers across the district which have been granted permission under this Act. Also, the renewal approvals of these scanning centers must be checked regularly at the field level as per the rules.”

In this meeting, eight new applications and eight renewal applications were approved, while one application was rejected as part of scanning center permits. Additional SP Sridhar Rao, DMHO Dr. Suresh Kumar, and other members of NGOs have participated in the meeting.

0 / 0
Sign in to unlock member-only benefits!
  • Access 10 free stories every month
  • Save stories to read later
  • Access to comment on every story
  • Sign-up/manage your newsletter subscriptions with a single click
  • Get notified by email for early access to discounts & offers on our products
Sign in


Comments have to be in English, and in full sentences. They cannot be abusive or personal. Please abide by our community guidelines for posting your comments.

We have migrated to a new commenting platform. If you are already a registered user of The Hindu and logged in, you may continue to engage with our articles. If you do not have an account please register and login to post comments. Users can access their older comments by logging into their accounts on Vuukle.