Gurgaon: The state health department has asked medical officers in the city to keep tabs on the ultrasound centres of the city. In a measure to curb female foeticide, the department has made it mandatory for pregnant women to present their ID proof.
The director general of the health department on May 3 directed officials concerned to give guidelines to the hospitals and the private centres to check the ID proof and the department would later keep a check on the date of birth. If the childbirth does not take place, the health department will find out the reason.
A district task force has been constituted with the deputy commissioner as chairman and chairperson of the zila parishad as co-chairman for the effective implementation of the laws and monitoring of the schemes. The task force would also review the progress %of prosecution launched against the errant diagnostic centres or doctors and design strategies for involving civil society and general public in curbing the malpractice of female foeticide.