Dr Vidhu Modgil M.DConsultant: Obs&GynaeSuman HospitalWHY DOSST
Save Girl Child ----Say NO to femalefeoticideProgress ofIndia?? Status ofgirl child
1 out of every 3 girl doesnot live to see her 15thbirthday One-third of these deathstake place at birth Every sixth girl child’sdeath is due to genderdiscrimination Females are victimized farmore than males duringchildhood 1 out of 6 girls will not liveto see their 12th birthday 3 lakh more girls than boysdie every year
(DOSST means Doctors Opposing Sex SelectedTermination of Pregnancy)DOSST cell has been formed in Ludhiana bythe Ludhiana Obstetrics and GynecologicalSociety under the guidance of FOGSI(Federation of Obstetrics and GynecologicalSocieties of India).
ConvenerDr Neelam SodhiCo-ConvenerDr Vidhu ModgilActivity Co-ordinatorDr Vaneet KaurDr Vanie S ThaparMedia Co-ordinatorDr Ajay AggarwalDr Navin PerairaPublic Awareness CommitteeDr Indu SoodDr Tejinder KaurDr Shirin GargTreasurerDr Manu SinglaSchool Programme OrganiserDr Poonam RastogiDr Ginny GuptaResource TrainerDr Pushpinder SinghExecutive CommitteeDr A S RattanDr Deepak BansalDr M S ChawlaDr Anakhvir GillDr Rajeev GargSupportFrom every LOGS and IRIA memberAdministrationMediaMEMBERS
To spread awareness about the PCPNDT actamong doctors doing ultrasonography. To spread awareness about ill effects offemale sex selection techniques and sexselected abortions in general public. To liaise with Appropriate local Authoritiesand State Supervisory Board in orderto facilitate better cooperation betweendoctors and Administration inimplementation of PCPNDT To review the effectiveness of theimplementation of the PCPNDT act
To conduct workshops and similar events tocreate awareness about PCPNDT act amongmembers and dos and don’ts of PCPNDT act To conduct programs for general public tospread knowledge about ill effects of femalesex selection techniques and sex selectedabortions Rallies and campaigns Media interactions
Members of DOSST(Doctors Opposing SexSelectedTermination) cell, reachedout to the public indifferent areas of the citytoday through Dushehramelas. The aim of DOSSTpublic awareness programsis to sensitize the peoplein the community about illeffects of female sexselection techniques andsex selected abortions.
Banners of DOSST emphasizing genderequality were put up at melas inJamalpur, Udham Singh Nagar, KitchluNagar, Aggar Nagar, Rishi Nagar,Shimlapuri, Dugri and Geeta Mandir onPakhowal Road.Dr Ajay Aggarwal, Dr Naveen Pereira,Dr Deepak Bansal, Dr Anakhvir Gill, DrRajeev Garg and Dr Neelam Sodhiaddressed the public at differentplaces emphasizing that a change inattitude of society towards this issuewill actually make an impact to controlthe declining sex ratio in the region.Messages from the doctors were wellreceived by the public.The different committees organizingthe Dushehra melas have expressedtheir interest in joining hands with theDOSST cell to make the “Save the GirlChild” campaign more effective.
DOSST celebrated LOHRI atAshirwad Nicpa (The NorthIndia Cerebral PalsyAssociation)
For a soon-to-be-born, the womb islike a home. Comfortable, safe,secure- and nurturing too. For ninelong months, it provides the babywith everything it needs to step putinto the big wide world outside… …. So let’s give that feeling to ourbaby that it is not the sex of the babywhich decides whether the womb willaccept the baby with loving arms orkill it
DOSST is the NEED of the HOUR seeingthe falling sex ration and its ill effects,its important that we all join our handsto prevent this social evil and make oursociety a healthy place to live in……… I would definitely request all presenthere to be a part of it and help DOSSTreach its zenith At last I would end by saying……. SAVE THE GIRL…. TO SAVE THE WORLD
Let us Join hands and pledge• To end pre birth elimination of females• All forms of gender discrimination• And make this world a better place to live….
Dear Dr. Neelam,Congratulations to you for organizing a workshop on PCPNDT act & MTP acton 3rd June at Ludhiana. And I also congratulate you on keeping theDOSST cell active.It is the time for us to keep on creating awareness regarding these actsamongst our members.It is important that we also should share the responsibility of self-regulation & more important this will give opportunity for ethicalpractitioners to stand up & be counted. At the same time due to eitherignorance of the law or not knowing implications of our small mistakeslike not filling of the forms; our members get in trouble unnecessarily.This workshop will provide them appropriate guidance.The appropriate authorities also should follow the code of conduct given inthe law & not look at every doctor as their enemy. Hence combinedworkshops like this will help putting together our might in fighting themain evil i.e. sex selected terminations.Wish you all the success !!Dr. Sanjay GuptePast president FOGSIConvener National PCPNDT cell FOGSI
Would you like to see women achievers inthe future?
“FEMALES”are a very“PreciousAssets”of the WorldBecause…
WHY DONT ANYONE THINKS THATIF HIS/HER MOTHER WOULD HAVEBEEN KILLEDTHEN FROM WHERE HE/SHE WOULDHAVE BEEN IN THIS WORLD.I HOPE YOU WILL UNDERSTAND THAT ITS A GIRL WHOIN FUTURE BRINGS A NEW LIFE IN THIS WORLD,WHETHER THE BOY OR GIRL.SO WHY KILLING HER?HOW CAN ANYONE CUT THE TREE ON WHICH YOUGET FRUITS ANDHOW CAN ANYONE SPOIL THE LAND THAT GIVES YOUFOOD THAT KEEPS YOU ALIVE?