Ultrasonography clinic sealed in J-K

Srinagar: Health officials in Jammu and Kashmir have sealed an illegal ultra sonography clinic in Shopian district as part of its ongoing drive to curb female foeticide in the state.

"Ultrasonography clinic Khansa Diagnostic Centre in Shopian was sealed on Saturday for functioning illegally…It was earlier sealed in April but had started unauthorised operation few weeks ago," the spokesman said. A case has been registered against the owner of the diagnostic centre, he said.

The state government launched a massive drive against illegal sonography centres after the Census 2011 revealed drastic dip in child sex ratio in Jammu and Kashmir. Over 150 such clinics have been sealed for misuse of ultrasound to determine sex of foetuses.

Meanwhile, a special squad of Drug and Food Control Organisation sealed two shops at Chadoora in Budgam district after they were found involved in illegal sale of psychotropic drugs.