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Hospital in Kolar Caught for Fetus Scanning

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According to people familiar with the situation, health officials in Kolar district on Sunday confiscated a scanning machine and sealed the private hospital’s scanning room, which was purportedly used to identify the sex of a fetus.

The medical personnel of Sanjana hospital in Malur town, Kolar district, allegedly performed a sex determination test on May 6 with the approval of the couple, Murugesh Nayak (36), and Anitha Murugesh (32), who reside in KGF, according to a district health department official.

The staff allegedly provided the couple a medication after they discovered the fetus was female, saying it would change the sex of the child for ₹75,000 instead.

The official cited Murugesh as saying that Anitha miscarried on May 8, which resulted in the identification of the fetus as male.

On May 8, the couple complained about the hospital to the taluk health officer. The hospital is accused by the couple of forcing an abortion on them against their will.

“The victim alleged that the doctor had advised her to take a pill to change the sex of the foetus,” Kolar district health officer Dr Jagadeesh stated.

But there isn’t any supporting documentation for this assertion. After being carefully examined, disparities were found in the hospital’s records. The department responsible for scanning did not handle documents correctly. In addition, the CCTV camera isn’t working. The scanning part has been shut and the machines taken.

He went on to say that the department is looking into the medication that was given and whether there have been any other instances of this kind of thing. “The hospital has been notified and has seven days to reply. In response, legal measures will be taken,” he continued.

Officials from the district health department moved quickly to seize the scanning machines and lock the scanning area at Sanjana Hospital. The district health officer opened an investigation.

Dr. Mohan Raj of Sanjana Hospital responded to the claims by saying, “We did not perform any such scans or treatments on the couple.” To conduct such tests is a crime. It is recommended that the pair share any such records that they may have.

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