Union Health Minister addresses Gender Discrimination in India

The Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare, chaired the 29th meeting of the Central Supervisory Board (CSB). The central focus of the meeting was the concerning decline in the Child Sex Ratio (CSR) and Sex Ratio at Birth (SRB) in the country, highlighting the ongoing battle against sex-based discrimination and its consequences, including sex selection and pre-birth elimination.

Delhi constitutes Medical Termination of Pregnancy Medical Boards

The establishment of these Medical Boards signifies a concerted effort to ensure the smooth and lawful execution of the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act, 1971. It is crucial to note that each Medical Board must include at least one female member. In situations where a board member is unavailable during discussions on a specific case, suitable substitutions may be made by the Chairperson.