Pet dog and PNDT

Me a cardiologist is supposed to register under PNDT. This looks very funny but is a fact. I have an echocardiography machine I use just for doing heart scan, I don’t know how to do an abdominal ultrasound.  I have not even purchased probe which can do it.

To buy Echocardiography machine even without abdominal probe.  I am supposed to produce the certificate from radiologist stating that I am trained to do ultrasonography, thus making myself liable to be covered under PNDT act. Unless I produce such a certificate DHO will not allow me to buy Echocardiography machine.

This is very unfair, forcing cardiologist, whose area of focus no way related to sex determination.

A few days back I read that bureaucrats are trying to extend their tentacles to cover even ophthalmologist, just because they also use  ultrasonic waves for doing eye scan. Such an attitude is very bad. This is just an exploitation, not really bothered to prevent sex determination of fetus.

Maybe in future even to have a pet which can hear ultrasonic waves we may need to register it in PNDT and just imagine registers they expect to maintain. which could keep the record of its natural calls and etc?  So doctors, be careful if you have a pet, better get rid of it right now or else  fight against this draconian law.


In India determination, sex of the fetus is crime To prevent this our governments have introduced PNDT. but this has  done no good to our community, in fact, it has just become a weapon to torcher doctors.

Author: Dr Umesh Bilagi

MBBS, MD, DM (cardiology). I am Interventional cardiologist. Blogging is my passion. Associate professor of cardiology KIMS Hubli. Director and consultant at Tatwadarsha Hospital Hubli. Owner of Jeevan Jyoti Hospital Hubli. Mobile +91 9343403620.

2 thoughts on “Pet dog and PNDT”

  1. All should fight against PNDT.
    See to it this act becomes helpful community without becoming instrument of harshament to doctors

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