Bengaluru: Faced with the challenge of curbing female foeticide which continues despite a ban, the state government is mulling to take the help of technology to fight the same.
Minister for Health and Family Welfare U T Khader who announced the same during the Legislative Council informed that a ‘real-time data system’ will be put in place to ensure that every scanning centre is put under round the clock surveillance.
The system will be put in place within a year said Khader replying to a question on Monday, February 9. Once the system is in place, information from an ultrasound centre will go into a central repository system automatically.
The overall female-male sex ratio in Karnataka rose from 965 to 968 between 2001 and 2011 census, the child sex ratio (between 0 to 6 years) declined from 946 to 943.