Panaji, August 8, 2014The PNDT Advisory Committee discussed about the proposals received from various Clinics for setting up of USG machines, renewal of licenses and related other issues at the meeting held under the chairmanship of  Shri. Swapnil Naik , Additional  Collector  in his chamber at the Collectorate, North Goa, Panaji, yesterday.

          During the course of discussion at the meeting, the Committee  decided to impose  penalty of Rs.10,000/-  on Vrundavan Shalby Hospital for its irregularities  under section 23 of the PC-PNDT act.  In this context, inspection was conducted and show cause notices were  issued to Vrundavan Shalby Hospital.  However, they have  not  complied  which is necessitated as per the act.

          The meeting also decided to issue show cause notice to Goa Scan Centre,  Porvorim  for  non submission of  Form   ‘F’.  The  meeting also decided to  send final show cause notices   to  St. Anthony Hospital and Gomantak  Ayurveda Clinics  giving  them  seven day’s time to  submit  ‘F’ Forms regularly   and incase,  if it is  not received within the stipulated time  the operation of the clinics can be placed under  temporary suspension with immediate effect.

 The Advisory Committee urged the USG Clinics to submit Form ‘F” regularly failing which stern action will be initiated against them  as per the provision of PC-PNDT act. The Directorate of Health Services has  made available  online  facilities  for   Form ‘F’ submission.

          The meeting  was attended by Dr. Shirley Rebeiro, Chairperson  of Advisory Committee,  Dr. Mahendra  Ghanekar, Member Secretary,  Ms. Vasundhara Desai, Ms. Neeta  Marathe  and  Shri Shashikant Khandolkar all committee members.