Sharp Rise In Caesarean Deliveries, Doctors Say Women Who Ask For It Unaware Of Risks
Over the last decade, there has been an alarming rise in the caesarean deliveries in India. The private hospitals, especially, have shown a significant increase as oppose to the public hospitals that registered a dip in the number of caesarean deliveries. According to National Family Health Survery-4, the private hospitals saw 40.9 per cent of caesarean surgeries in 2015-16 as compared to 27.7 per cent in the last decade (2005-06). In the public hospitals, however, 11.9 per cent caesarean deliveries took place in 2015-16, a decline from 15.2 per cent in 2005-06.