Doctor caught performing sex-determination test

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Sonepat, Oct 25 (UNI) The owner of a private Nursing Home here was caught red handed by a team of doctors from civil hospital while performing a sex-determination test on a ultra-sound machine, officials said today.

The team sealed the ultra sound machine and a complaint was lodged in the city police station by Sonepat civil surgeon for registering a case against nursing home owner Pradeep Mukhi late last night.

Civil surgeon M S Ahlawat said after receiving a complaint from a Bahadurgarh resident, Manish Gupta, that Mukhi had demanded Rs 3500 for a sex-determination test, the matter was brought to the notice of Deputy Commissioner who deputed BDPO Sonepat as duty magistrate The team of doctors led by the civil surgeon raided the Mukhi Nursing Home and the doctor was found determining sex of the foetus in the womb of Manish Gupta's wife after charging Rs 3500, Dr Ahlawat said and added that the team had seized the relevant documents and sealed the ultra sound machine.

Meanwhile, police said the matter was being investigated and a case would be registered after investigation .


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