Tribune News Service
Ludhiana, March 2
A hospital, located in division No. 3 here, was raided today by the Health Department officials from Ambala (Haryana).
The deputy civil surgeon from Ambala, Dr Balwinder Kaur, said they had information about sex-determination tests being conducted at the place.
To find facts, they today sent a woman there on the pretext of getting a test done to the hospital with Rs40,000.
The test on the woman was conducted and the team conducted a raid at the same time late in the evening. An amount of Rs9,000 was found on the spot, while a girl from the hospital had taken the remaining amount.
The Ludhiana district health department was informed about the matter after which Dr SP Singh, district family welfare officer, reached there with his team.
The police also reached the spot and all documents have been handed over to the local health department for further action.
From Haryana, apart from Dr Balwinder Kaur, medical officer Dr Kaushal, Dr Sameer, Senior Medical Officer Dr Vijay Verma and two officials from the Haryana Police were present during the raid.
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