FOGSI divided over government's amendments to abortion law
Rumbles of dissent in FOGSI
Many of FOGSI's own members are against its stand of supporting the ministry's suggestion to allow ayurvedacharyas, homoeopaths and nurses to conduct MTP. These members say that the amendment will jeopardise the lives of women.
Midwives, nurses can be trained, says FOGSI
Explaining the body's stand to support the amendments, Dr Suchitra Pandit, the president of FOGSI, said that its MTP committee has been working on these suggestions and strongly felt the need to increase provider base for MTP by giving imparting training. "Amendments were not born in a day. Since 2008, FOGSI has been working on this issue and the MTP committee had suggested these changes after discussing it with a group of experts. It was passed in the managing committee," said Dr Pandit.
FOGSI, IMA members to meet
Two FOGSI representatives are scheduled to meet IMA members in Delhi on Thursday to explain their stand. For its own members, FOGSI plans to hold meetings and sending them letters to pacify them and make them understand its decision.