Feb 27- Following a tip-off that a quack has been conducting abortion at a Charitable Hospital near Sugarmill on Meerut road in Karnal, a team led by District Health Officer raided the hospital and caught the quack namely Ms Rekha red-handed.
While stating this today, a spokesman of district administration said that when the team reached the hospital, the abortion had already been done and the sweeper of the hospital had escaped with a foetus. Apart from the quack, Ms Rekha, the husband of the woman who had undergone abortion, Jagat Ram, owner of the Hospital Jaiveer and those who cooperated in the ultrasound namely Balwinder and sweeper Guddi were caught on the spot. Action has been taken against all of them under Pre Natal Diagnostic Technique Act and Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act.
He said that the woman who underwent abortion namely Rama (name changed) hailed from Arnecha, district Kurukshetra. She had come for abortion and had got the sex of the foetus examined at an ultrasound centre by paying Rs 4000. She said that she was told that the foetus was female. She is already mother of three daughters and was pregnant for the last three months.
He said that the quack doctor Rekha has no degree of being a doctor. She said in her statement that she had to conduct abortion because the foetus was dead and led to pain in abdomen.