District Development Commissioner, Budgam Dr Syed Sehrish Asgar today chaired a meeting of officers of District Advisory Committee formed under PC & PNDT Act.
The DDC Budgam, deliberating upon the Act, directed concerned especially health department to ensure the complete adherence of provisions of the Act by the Genetic Counseling Centers, Genetic laboratories and genetic clinics so as to check the malaise of female foeticide. She emphasized on regular meeting of District Advisory Committee as mandated under the Act and also instructed CMO Budgam to constitute Block Level inspection teams for effective implementation of the Act.
She also sought action taken report on the issue from the health department. While stressing on the need of being tough on violators of Act, however, she also asked for synergy among allied agencies including health, ICDS & ICPS, converging the components of NHM & BBBP.
She instructed also on organizing Block & village level awareness-cum- felicitation programmes on the issue of checking misuse of diagnostic technologies through multi sectoral, inclusive approach, involving besides departments, NGOs and PRIs, ashas, Aganwadi workers, social and outreach workers. Similarly on pattern of district level meetings, CMO was instructed to take regular action taken reports from BMOs.
The meeting was attended by ADC/ DPO, Budgam Mushtaq Ahmad Simnani, CMO Budgam, Dr Nazeer Ahmad, Medical Superintendent District Hospital, Dr Deeba, DIO Budgam, Showkat Hussain Ganai, DSWO/DCPO Aqeel Ahmad, Advocate Ashiq Amin, representatives of Rural Mission Education Society (NGO), other officers of the Health department.