Tracking devices in sonography machines to improve sex ratio

Indore: To arrest the declining sex ratio in Indore district, a drive has been launched under which sonography machines will be fitted with tracking devices to check sex determinations, officials said here  yesterday. Under the
tracking devices in sonography machines to...
India TV News Desk October 01, 2013 7:21 IST
Indore: To arrest the declining sex ratio in Indore district, a drive has been launched under which sonography machines will be fitted with tracking devices to check sex determinations, officials said here  yesterday.



Under the campaign, which has been named ‘It's All About Saving The Girl Child', the sonography machines will be fitted with tracking devices to stop the malpractice of sex determination tests, they said.

As per the 2011 Census, there are 892 females per 1,000 males in Indore district.

“Out of the 318 sonography machines at the registered centres in the district, 19 have been fitted with these tracking devices so far.

The remaining ones are likely to be covered within a month. Around Rs one crore are required for this purpose,” they said.

According to them, as soon as the sonography machine is turned on, the tracking device will start operating, with the help of which, the whole process can be video-recorded.

If gender test is conducted with the machine with trackers, the administration would be informed about it, which will also be able to go through the recordings.
 
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