CMO’s directed to inspect genetic clinics in Himachal

Shimla/October 30 (NG News)
The all chief medical officers in Himachal Pradesh have been asked to inspect the genetic clinics at least four times in a year besides holding meetings of District Consultative Committees in a regular interval.

This was decided in the meeting of State Consultative Committee constituted under PC and PNDT Act, 1994, which was held here today. The Chief Medical Officers of various districts and senior Medical Officers attended the meeting.

Presiding over the meeting, Director, Health Safety and Regulations and President, PC and PNDT Committee Rameshwar Sharma directed the Chief Medical Officers to conduct regular inspections of genetic clinics in their respective districts. He said that at present 261 genetic clinics having the facility of ultra sonography were functioning in the state.

He said that a provision had been made to provide Rs. five lakh to the Block for giving best performance in child sex ratio in the district. Besides, the encouragement amount was also being provided on the birth of one and two daughters under Indira Gandhi Balika Suraksha Yojna. Rs. 69 lakh were distributed under this scheme during last year.