Chitradurga: Doctor to face criminal case for conducting sex determination test


Daijiworld Media Network - Chitradurga (SP) 

Chitradurga, Feb 1: A doctor named Dr B Shankaralaxmi is found to have conducted sex determination test on a woman who has completed six months of pregnancy. The pregnant woman, who fell ill after consuming medicine given for her abortion, is being treated in government hospital now. 

A team led by deputy director of prevention of misuse and regulation of pre-conception and pre-natal diagnostic techniques cell, Dr Prabhugouda, visited Lakshmi Srinivasa Nuring Home at Challakere in the district where the said incident happened and conducted checks.


Lakshmi Srinivasa Nuring Home, Challakere

Prima facie, the team found that sex determination procedure was conducted. It was decided to file criminal case against the family of the pregnant woman and the doctor who performed the test. The cell said that this is the first ever case of a doctor having been caught conducting such a test openly in Karnataka. 

District health officer, Dr B Neeraj, informed that the sex determination test of the pregnant woman from Hosur village, Challakere taluk, was performed on January 29.

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  • VALERIAN RODRIGUES, UJIRE

    Fri, Feb 1 2019

    THIS SEX DETERMINATION IS NOT FIRST IN KARNATAKA.BUT CASE REGISTERED FIRST TIME.SOME HOSPITALS FULLY BUSY IN THIS BUSINESS.SOME WOMEN GOES TO GET TEST AND IF UNWANTED BOY OR GIRL THEY GET ABORTION.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Fri, Feb 1 2019

    This Doctor is also FAKE ...

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  • Raju, Karkala

    Fri, Feb 1 2019

    Just like state government.

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  • Paul, Mnaglore

    Fri, Feb 1 2019

    Same like Central feku Govt.

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  • Rita, Germany

    Sat, Feb 2 2019

    @Jossey Mumbai,Jossey,doctor cant be a fake but he shouldnt have told the woman about the sex of a child and in the 6th month of pregnency giving medication to abort?Big mistake.He should be draged to court and woman too.It is mord.Dangerous act.

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  • Kishore Kumar, Mangaluru

    Fri, Feb 1 2019

    Recently my relative who is working in Abudhabi took his wife for 1st trimester pregnancy scanning at a reputed hospital there. The female Radiologist who performed the ultrasound scanning informed them the gender of baby without being asked. Such an ignorance.

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  • ca girishkk, m'lore/dxb

    Fri, Feb 1 2019

    Kishora...,
    the point here is No one care for our honorable PM's call... on Beti bachao... Beti padao...., instead .., the moment couple or the parents come to know about expectant girl child.., they probably take a decision to terminate...,

    SurRAT is the place honwhere sex ratio is biased in favor of Male children below 10 yrs of age...,

    introspection time...,

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  • Kishore Kumar, Mangaluru

    Fri, Feb 1 2019

    Ooo girisha,

    I am pointing about the ignorance of that female radiologist in the same country where you are working, not about modi. I think you won't get good sleep without chanting japa of modi, modi, modi...

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  • Anil, MANGALORE

    Fri, Feb 1 2019

    Mr. Kishore in UAE sex determination test is legal and there is nothing wrong if disclosed by radiologist .

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  • Ahmed, Bangalore

    Fri, Feb 1 2019

    Kishore, instead of calling the Radiologist ignorance, I am forced to say that you are infact ignorant here. You should know that in UAE the sex determination is legal and no such female foeticide killing takes place in that country.

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  • Kishore Kumar, Mangaluru

    Fri, Feb 1 2019

    My relative even had his first child born in UAE, during that time also they did not insist on knowing the gender of child, hence was not disclosed by the radiologist. This time as suggested by Gynecologist, for general check-up scanning was performed and not for determining the gender of baby. But this ignorant lady radiologist disclosed the gender of child without asking for.

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