Jharkhand not learning from Maharshtra- to use ‘silent observer’ (SIOB)

It plans to install satellite observation system at all the ultrasound clinics and link them with the district administration office

Submitted on 05/30/2012 – 09:27:21 AM

Ranchi: The Jharkhand government would soon install ultra sound tracking technology device called ‘silent observer’ (SIOB) at ultrasound clinics across the state to check sex selection .

As a pilot project the new technology will be introduced in five districts — Ranchi, Dhanbad, Bokaro, Jamshedpur and Hazaribagh — of the state.

The new technology to be used in will facilitate linking of all private ultra sonographic laboratories with a high capacity computer device at the deputy commissioners’ (DC) offices.

The main server of the ‘silent observer’ will be at the collectorate. Also, the devices would remain connected to each other. It’s a small device, which would be attached to sonography machines.

It captures the sonography image. It records personal data of the patient including the images. The server at collectorate would enable the officials to monitor all the sonography tests being conducted in the city.

The district administration will make use of the data collected at the server to verify that whether a particular pregnant woman, who underwent sonography on such a date, delivered a baby or not or she has aborted the child.

“The records will also form basis for taking suitable legal action against the violators of the Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques (PNDT) Act,” an official said.


FASS  has maintained the position that technology cannot root out social problems and  after wasting so much money on the software, government better use it for implementation of PCPNDT ACT  


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