Court's stay on the order making registration of all eye ult
Earlier in a letter dated 01.06.2018, the govt directed the Principal Secretary Health of All States/UTs to take necessary steps to implement the proposal for registration of all units, which use ultrasound machines for ophthalmology, echocardiography, urology an others under Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques (Regulation and Prevention of Misuse) Act, 1994 (hereafter ‘the Act’).

After this, the All India Ophthalmological Society(AIOS) filed a petition in the Delhi High Court which has put a stay on the order of centre.

"...The learned counsel appearing for the petitioner has drawn the attention of this Court to Section 18 of the Act, which contains provision for registration of Genetic Counselling Centre, Genetic Laboratory and Genetic Clinic. She drew the attention of this Court to Section 18 (5) of the Act, which expressly provides that no genetic Counselling Centre, Genetic Laboratory or Genetic Clinic shall be registered unless the Appropriate Authority is satisfied that such Centre, Laboratory or Clinic is in a position to provide such facilities and maintain such equipment and standards as may be prescribed. She submits that in view of the above provisions Ophthalmologist clinics cannot be registered under Section 18 of the Act as they does not maintain the standards as required of a Genetic Counselling Centre, Genetic Laboratory or Genetic Clinic..," the order read.

In response to the contentions put forward by the counsel of the AIOS the court ruled the letter dated 01.06.2018 stayed.

Read the court order in the PDF attached below.

Also read: All eye ultrasound equipment to be registered: Centre (https://pxmd.co/KmorT)
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