Verify registers on birth of babies, says health department

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The state was rattled after 48-year-old Amudha was detained following audio of her conversation with a potential buyer from western Tamil Nadu.

The department directed the joint director, health, in all the districts to form teams monitor the work and collect information regarding the birth of babies in hospitals and registration of these babies names in corporations, municipalities, town panchayats and panchayats across the state. (Representional Image) (Photo: Pixabay)

Chennai: Following the busting of baby trafficking network in Namakkal district the state health department has issued a circular to government and private hospitals to verify the register relating to birth of babies in hospitals across the state.

 The department directed the joint director, health, in all the districts to form teams monitor the work and collect information regarding the birth of babies in hospitals and registration of these babies names in corporations, municipalities, town panchayats and panchayats across the state. The department directed the JD to verify the names of babies in tribal areas.

 The state was rattled after 48-year-old Amudha was detained following audio of her conversation with a potential buyer from western Tamil Nadu. In the audio she demanded prices ranging from Rs 2.70 lakh for a dark complexioned girl to Rs 4.15 lakh for a fair and healthy boy. She also demanded an advance to secure the baby and even promised to get a fake birth certificate for the buyer.

The cops identified a gang involved in the baby trafficking. Subsequently, Deputy Director of Health Services K. Ramesh Kumar lodged a complaint with the all women police station at Rasipuram to probe the child trafficking racket. So far the police have arrested 8 persons and identified that 14 newborns were sold to couples across the state.

 Meanwhile, the Director General of Police T.K. Rajendran last week ordered Crime Branch Central Investigation Department (CB CID) to probe the child trafficking cases in government hospital, Rasipuram and Kolli hills hamlets in Namakkal district.

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