Caesarean Deliveries Have Gone Up In India, Says Government

C-Section surgeries have increased, specially in private institutes, said Health Minister.

New Delhi: The number of cesarean deliveries or C-Section surgeries have increased in the country, which is a matter of concern for all, Health Minister JP Nadda said on Friday.

“C-Section (surgeries) have increased, specially in private institutes. It is a matter of concern for all of us,” he said during Question Hour.

Mr Nadda said there were a number of reasons for increase of C-Section, including personal preference, risk factor, time constraint, among others.

“But our efforts are on to bring down the number of C-section. We are initiating the process of counselling,” he said.

C-section surgery is an operation by which a fetus is taken from the uterus by cutting through the walls of the abdomen and uterus.

The minister said as per the information received from the Central Government Health Services-empanelled private hospitals, a total of 17,450 C-Section surgeries have been conducted out of 31,296 deliveries, which is about 55.75 per cent.

He said the CGHS has already asked all CGHS empanelled hospitals to display the number of C-Section being conducted on voluntary basis prominently near reception of the hospital.


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  2. The question is not why C-Section surgeries have increased in the country but why so much of medical malpractice is flourishing and doctors are allowed to get away with incompetent or criminal practices?

  3. My question here i C section harmful? If not why to prevent it. Mothers gets less strain on C section. That is why more and more people are opting it out. Ladies mostly literate s are opting for c section. So they are fully aware of the expenditure hurdles. Those who can afford only goes for it. Any way if government wants to survey the reason let an NGO conduct it and find out the real truth.

  4. The matter should be thoroughly scrutinised why are there so many C-section surgeries. Most of the private hosptials nowadayas have become money making machines. They care more about the money then patients. It is a bitter truth.

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