It’s now the turn of the Union health ministry to undertake sting operations. In an effort to check one of India’s worst menaces — female foeticide — the ministry will launch on August 16 the country’s first National Surveillance Cell to check and control female foeticide. A senior ex-police officer of the rank of director-general, two retired inspectors-general, one woman lawyer and the director-general of health services will together be part of this cell.

Times of India, New Delhi, 1 Aug, 2005