Gender ratio in Karnal shows downward trend

Gender ratio in Karnal shows downward trend

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Parveen Arora

Tribune News Service

Karnal, November 18

The district has not witnessed any improvement in the gender ratio. Like the previous two years, the district has shown a downward trend this time too, indicating there is a need to chalk a new strategy to overcome the menace of female foeticide.

The statistics for 10 months (January to October) of this year compiled by the Health Department, on the basis of the Civil Registration System (CRS), reported the ratio as 899, against 901 last year (till October end). The gender ratio in 2020 was 907, 908 in 2019 and 934 in 2018.

In the present year till October end, the rural population showed a little improvement as compared to the last year with gender ratio of 926 against 925 last year. The urban gender ratio was 888 till the end of October.

As per the authorities, areas under PHCs — Barsat, Chora, Gagsina, Gheer, Kachwa, Khukhni, Kunjpura, Nigdhu, Jundla and MC limits of Assandh, Gharaunda, Taraori, Nilokheri and Nissing were under lens as they had not been showing improvement in the gender ratio.

Dr Sheenu Chaudhary, Deputy Civil Surgeon, said they had been making efforts to improve the gender ratio, for which they had been holding meetings with public in both urban and rural areas. Ultrasound centres were being monitored regularly. “We are conducting raids and have unearthed the inter-state and inter-district nexus of gender test and illegal abortion,” said Dr Chaudhary.

Dr Yogesh Sharma, Civil Surgeon, said they had conducted seven raids in different locations in district and state. In the past three months, four FIRs were filed.

RURAL AREAS DO BETTER

In the present year till October end, the rural population showed little improvement as compared to last year with gender ratio of 926 against 925 last year.

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