Workshop on PC&PNDT Act organized

NAHARLAGUN, Jun 12: The family welfare directorate on Tuesday organized a ‘capacity building-cum-sensitization workshop on PC&PNDT Act for the district appropriate authority-cum-DMOs and DEOs’ in the National Health Mission’s state training hall here.
The programme was aimed at training the officers and officials of the districts on effective implementation of the Pre- Natal Diagnostic Techniques (Prohibition of Sex Selection) Act, 1994, in the districts.
Medical Education Director Dr RD Khrime requested the DMOs to adhere to the act and take steps to ensure registration of the ultrasound machines/clinics in the districts to strengthen the PC&PNDT Act.
PC&PNDT state consultant Dr P Dutta expressed disappointment at the slow pace of implementation of the PC&PNDT Act in the districts, but said the child sex ratio in Arunachal, as per the 2011 census, “is better than the national average.”
However, he added that a few districts have shown a declining trend in the child sex ratio, and directed the data entry operators and district coordinators to prepare correct reports and send the reports to the state cell every month on time.
Dulhari Kanya nodal officer Dr Bengia Malla informed that the scheme, which was earlier entrusted to the women & child development department, will now be implemented by the health & family welfare department. She expressed hope that the Dulhari Kanya scheme would benefit the girl child.