Hyderabad: In a decoy operation, two Rural Medical Practitioners (RMPs) and a nurse were arrested by Special Operations Team (SOT) police, Rachakonda, for conducting sex determination tests, under Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques (PCPNDT) Act.
The two RMPs, who are not qualified MBBS doctors, were identified as P Narsing Rao (40) and P Sudhakar (30) and the nurse as D Soniya (21).
Along with district health authorities, the SOT police conducted a decoy operation in Surya Grameen Vaidyasala, Turkapally, owned by Narsing Rao on Tuesday. The RMPs and the nurse were caught red-handed while conducting sex-determination tests and revealing the sex of the foetus, officials said.
A women constable who was pregnant had participated in the decoy operation by posing as a customer and approached the doctors for conducting sex determination tests at Surya Hospital.
Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police, SOT, Syed Rafeeq said Sudhakar used to identify potential customers. “Pregnant women were later referred to Narsing Rao who has been, with the help of nurse Soniya, conducting the sex determination tests for the past one year,” he said.
The two RMPs and the nurse were handed over to Turkapally police and a case has been booked under PCPNDT Act and 420 (Cheating) of Indian Penal Code. Authorities seized scanning machines, vehicle, office and medical equipment, four cheques, two promissory notes and Rs 70,000 in cash from the hospital.