The Mahisagar district police have launched a probe after a video surfaced exhibiting a girl allegedly conducting a medical termination of being pregnant in her non-public residence with assist of three different ladies.
The Santrampur police station has lodged an FIR following a grievance by the Chief District Well being Officer (CDHO) and the incharge superintendent of the Normal Hospital of Lunwada. Police are additionally in search of the girl who is alleged to be working as a nurse at a personal hospital.
Within the grievance to the police, CDHO Dr Swapnil Shah and Medical Superintendent Dr JK Patel stated that in a go to to the home with a purpose to examine the video, the groups discovered two strips of a pill that’s allegedly used to induce an abortion.
The grievance states, “Throughout checking the crime scene, we discovered two strips of the 200mg pill. In one of many strips, there have been 4 tablets and in one other, there have been two. The unused strip ought to have six tablets every. Due to this fact, it’s potential that these medicines have been getting used to conduct the abortion.”
The grievance additional states, “After investigating the scene of crime, it may be concluded that the viral video exhibits abortion being performed. It seems that there’s one girl conducting the abortion and three others aiding her. This can be a crime underneath Part 25 of the Medical Practitioner Act and Part 4-5 of the MTP Act, 1971. Based on the Act, solely a recognised hospital with an MBBS or MD gynaecologist DGO or a surgeon physician can carry out an abortion after receiving due approvals. A lady conducting unlawful abortions in addition to the ladies aiding her must be instantly booked for a prison offence.”
Accordingly, the Santrampur police station has begun an investigation into the case, lodging an FIR based mostly on the sections cited within the letter from the district authorities. PP Bhoi, Police Inspector, Santrampur, informed this newspaper, “Now we have investigated the video and confirmed that it has originated from Santrampur. We additionally visited the home seen within the video and recognized the spot which is seen within the video past doubt. The home is occupied by the girl who’s allegedly seen within the video for the final eight years as a tenant. Now we have discovered that she works as a nurse at a personal hospital shut by. Now we have began recording the statements of the home proprietor and his son, who communicates along with her for the month-to-month lease. We may also report the assertion of the physician in whose hospital she has been working for over 15 years.”
Bhoi added that it’s unsure when the video was filmed. “The video seems to be at the very least a yr previous. However the presence of the medicines in her home, which the district well being officers confirmed as tablets used to abort pregnancies means that she should have continued to prescribe them illegally to pregnant ladies searching for an abortion. We’re conducting an intensive probe. The proprietor has informed us that she has not returned dwelling for the final 15 days and her cell phone is switched off.”