Sonography centres will not have tracking device: Health Minister Deepak Sawant

Sakal Times
Thursday, 21 December 2017

Nagpur: State Health Minister Dr Deepak Sawant said in the State Assembly on Thursday that the sonography centres in the state will not have a tracking device. The tracking devices are aimed at checking if any sex selection is done at the centres. He said the trauma care centre in the State will be re-structured. 

He was replying to a question by Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil from the Opposition along with Ameen Patil and Prithviraj Chavan. He said that at a meeting in Delhi, officials of the Centre said these are not effective in identifying sex selection. 

Nagpur: State Health Minister Dr Deepak Sawant said in the State Assembly on Thursday that the sonography centres in the state will not have a tracking device. The tracking devices are aimed at checking if any sex selection is done at the centres. He said the trauma care centre in the State will be re-structured. 

He was replying to a question by Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil from the Opposition along with Ameen Patil and Prithviraj Chavan. He said that at a meeting in Delhi, officials of the Centre said these are not effective in identifying sex selection. 

He also said that a neurologist, physician, neurosurgeon and radiologist should be included in the trauma centre. 

Nitesh Rane moved a call attention motion about vacant posts at the Sindhudurg district trauma centres. Sawant said there is lack of doctors at hilly parts of the state along with Sindhudurg. 

Sawant said there is a need to increase the salaries of specialist doctors to Rs 70,000 and Rs 4,000 per operation, which will make the entire package of Rs 1.5 lakh. 

He said doctors who are mostly unavailable will be be dismissed. Similar action will be taken for doctors at Sindhudurg. 

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