Nagpur News : For keeping control on Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) centres in Nagpur Municipal Corporation’s jurisdiction, Maharashtra Govt has issued notification on September, 23, 2013. For the giving effect to the notification Nagpur Municipal Corporation has organized a committee under its medical officer. The committee has been delegated all the powers for giving effect to the notification. In accordance with that a Prevention of Medical Termination of Pregnancy committee had its meeting on 29th March, 2014. It was observed by the committee that taking into consideration the number of Gynaecologists in Nagpur, the number of MTP centres is less. It is mandatory in Maharashtra that the MTP centre must be registered with the local authority. It is a crime to carry out MTP without obtaining a certificate from appropriate authority.
Therefore, NMC has made an appeal to the doctors in NMC jurisdiction who are carrying out MTPs to obtain certificate by submitting an application to medical officer of NMC. They have to obtain this certificate under Medical Termination of Pregnacy Act 1971 amended in 2003, from medical officer of Nagpur Municipal Corporation’s health department.
Nagpur Municipal Corporation will take action against the centres carrying out medical termination of pregnancies/abortions without obtaining due certificate. The professionals having the recognition certificate must submit a Xerox copy of the said certificate at NMC office for verification along with April 2014 report. Failing which the centre will be treated as an unauthorised centre and will be liable to be acted against. Therefore this is an appeal and all concerned professionals should take serious note of this as per Nagpur Municipal Corporation.