A sting operation carried out by district health and police officials on Friday in Naroda which exposed Dr. Hemang Shah conducting sex determination violating Pre-Conception Pre Natal Diagnostic Techniques Act (PCPNDT) Act.
The operation was led by chief district health official Neelam Patel.Team of Tv9 was along with health officials in entire sting Operation. A lady medical official contacted Ashok Patel who is said to be agent who helps the sex determination test to be done. A three month pregnant lady volunteer the team for the sting.
In Umiya Nursing home the health officials and Tv9 reached at around 1 pm.
Dr. Hemang Shah reached nursing home with his portable sonography machine as per the appointment line up before. Fee for conducting was fixed 10,000 which was brought down to 9,000 after negotiation.
Dr. Hemang Shah was caught red handed conducting sex determination and abortion.When Ashok Patel and Dr. Hemang Shah saw the cameras chasing them they were taken aback and threw the money out of window. Interestingly Dr. Hemang Shah do not hold degree of Gynecologist.
Both Ashok Patel and Dr. Hemang Shah are booked under sections 20, 22, 23, 25 and 28 of PNDT Act and sections 201 and 204 of IPC.