New Delhi: Urging people to raise voice against foeticide, Chief Minister Sheila Dixit announced the plan to bring stringent law to check the ill practice. There would be a provision of serious penalty while awarding punishment to accused.

Addressing on the occasion of the World Population Day on Monday, Dixit Said, “It is a miserable that the sex ratio is getting skewed and this does not augur well for society.”

“We should strive for maintaining equal sex ratio and the life of female baby needs to be saved,” she added.

Echoing the same view Health Minister Dr Ashok Kumar Walia said, “The Delhi government is ready to implement ‘Janani Shishu Suraksha Yojna’ in the national capital from August 1 with the aim of reducing child and maternal mortality rate by ensuring safe delivery in hospitals.”

“The Government would provide free ambulance or other commutation services to pregnant women,” Walia added.

In a bid to spread awareness on the rising population, Dixit administered oaths to students and flagged off a rally in this regard. Highlighting the importance of small family, the Chief Minister said, “The fast growing population is the big hurdle in providing basic facilities to everyone.”

 

(JPN/Bureau)