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 » WORLD POPULATION DAY - 11th July 2011

The declining child sex ratio is a matter of grave concern and the state is committed to act on the issue at all level of governance. Chief minister Mr. Prithviraj Chavan said on the occasion of World Population Day programme which was held on 11th July by Public Health dept in YCM hall, Mumbai. Hon. Chief Minister Mr. Prithviraj Chavan, who presided over the function, launched a website called, developed by UNFPA. Mr. Chavan also inaugurated a helpline - 18002334475- for counseling & complaint registration regarding PCPNDT.

Speaking during the occasion, Health minister Mr. Suresh Shetty said, the government would only permit sonography units that employed a permanent radiologist. Centers which employed a consultant will not be permitted.

Renowned Actor Sachin Pilgaonkar and Supriya Pilgaonkar declared as Brand Ambassadors for the Save the Girl Child Campaign on this occasion.

Justice Ranjana Desai & Prof. Smt. Fauzia Khan, minister of State for Health & Family Welfare enlightened the importance of girl child in their speech.

Smt Anny Shekhar (MLA), Kum. Praniti Shinde (MLA), Smt. Pankaja Munde Palve (MLA), Mr. Jayant Banthia, (ACS) Mr. Bhushan Gagarani (secretary), Mr. Vikas Kharage (Commissioner FW & Director NRHM) Dr. D.S. Dakhure (Director) Dr. Suresh Gupta (Addl. Director) were present on dias.

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