Common regulations issued to joint administrators, 190 ART centres in Tamil Nadu

In the sunshine of violations involving Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) centres, the Health Department has issued the frequent regulations outlined in three legal guidelines— ART (Regulation) Act, Tamil Nadu Clinical Establishments Act and Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostics Techniques (PCPNDT) Act— to all joint administrators of medical and rural well being providers, in addition to to 190 ART centres functioning in the State, Health Minister Ma. Subramanian mentioned.

On Thursday, the Health Department carried out a workshop for the joint administrators on ART Act and Surrogacy Act, 2021. The Minister mentioned this was to spotlight the necessity for steady monitoring of ART centres, stop irregularities and put forth directions concerning implementation of the legal guidelines. He added that measures to streamline the ART centres had been in full swing in the State.

Referring to the case in which a minor lady was pressured to donate oocytes in Erode, the Minister instructed reporters that motion was initiated on the 4 non-public hospitals— Sudha Hospital, Salem, Sudha Hospital, Erode, Ramaprasad Hospital Perundurai and Vijay Hospital, Hosur— which included sealing of scan centres and suspension of two hospitals from the Chief Minister’s Comprehensive Health Insurance Scheme. “We have advised the Tamil Nadu Medical Council to take action on four specialist doctors of these hospitals,” he mentioned.

Mr. Subramanian mentioned there have been 190 ART centres in the State. “Common regulations as per the three Acts outlining the rules that these hospitals should adhere to, and legal provisions were issued to the joint directors as well as to the hospitals,” he mentioned. He mentioned coaching centres for ART providers could be arrange in Tiruchi and Chennai.

The Minister mentioned surveillance for monkeypox continued in 13 locations alongside the Tamil Nadu-Kerala border and worldwide airports.

Among others, Shilpa Prabhakar, mission director of National Health Mission- Tamil Nadu, Director of Medical and Rural Health Services S. Gurunathan and Director of Public Health and Preventive Medicine T.S. Selvavinayagam had been current.

Special Correspondent , 2022-07-22 01:01:15

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