After 7 fetuses were found floating in glass bottles in the drain at Mudalgi Belagavi and after a thorough investigation, it has come to light that 6 of the seven are male fetuses.
All six fetuses have severe congenital developmental abnormalities, according to a medical expert report.
The fetuses have been stored using formalin as it is done at museums.
However, as it is illegal, a comprehensive investigation will be conducted in this regard, ” said DC Nitesh Patil.
Review of 185 scanning centers across the district:
Health department teams visited 185 scanning centers across the district today.
The government guidelines are being reviewed at each center.
DC Nitesh Patil said that in Belagavi 64, Athani-24, Savadatti-8, Raiabaga-8, Chikodi-18, Khanapur-8, Ramadurga-6, Gokaka-40, Bailahongala-6 and Hukkeri-3 centers were inspected.
In the shocking case of dumping of 7 fetuses in a gutter in Mudalagi town of Belagavi district, the DHO and police have sealed Venkateshwara Maternity hospital and Scanning Centre after conducting raids and investigating the matter.
Mahesh Koni, District Health Officer (DHO) was leading the investigation and has sealed Venkateshwara Maternity hospital and Scanning Centre in Mudalgi village for the same.