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State Level Sensitization programme on PC& PNDT held

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Imphal, July 3: Family Welfare Services in collaboration with State Health Society, Manipur organized State level sensitization programme on PC & PNDT ( Pre Conception and Pre-Natal Diagonostic Techniques) today at Lamyanba Sanglen, Palace Compound Imphal.
In the programme, Minister Health and family Welfare Services Manipur Shri D. Korungthang; Director State Health Society, Manipur Dr. O. Ibomcha Singh; Director Family Welfare Services Dr. K. Rajo Singh; Director Ayush  Dr. K. Lokendro and Managing Director MMCH, Manipur Dr. K.T. Singh were participated as  Chief Guest, President and Guests of Honour respectively.
In his speech Minister D. Korungthang appealed all have to try to think that boys and girls have equal importance in the society. Whether it’s a boy or a girl but the value of a soul is same. It will not be wronged  to say that due to suppress of women’s caliber and potentials, the society seems  to be lacking lack in development of the women. If the trend of killing female feticides due to the fear of dowry goes on, then who knows there might come a time for a slogan: save the boy child instead of save the girl child,  the minister added.
Dr. O. Ibomcha Singh said that the PC & PNDT implemented in the year 1994 through out India but seeing the number of child sex ratio is not so effective. So, it’s better to find out the cause ie restriction to dowry and giving incentive for atleast Rs. one lakh to mothers whenever they deliver a girl child in hospital. It is calculated that in every year, there will be 40,000 children will be born in the State and out of it, 20,000 girl child will be there. It’s a matter of 20 crore only in a year, the Director told.
It is worth to note that PC & PNDT is an Act of the Parliament of India. The act banned sex determination. Sex ratio use to describe the number of females per 1000 males. According to 2011 Census, India’s sex ratio is 940 whereas for Manipur, it is 985, he added.

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