The number of Caesarean deliveries in Jammu and Kashmir has seen an alarming rise in the last few months with the Government-run Maternity Hospitals like the Lal Ded Maternity Hospital Srinagar seeing almost 60 percent of the deliveries done by C-sections.
The Union Health Ministry is concerned with this phenomenon and has demanded a report from the concerned authorities. It must be noted that women are also opting for C-sections in order to avoid labour pain.
AdvertisementIn the Lal Ded Maternity Hospital it is reported that 38 such deliveries are performed each day as opposed to the 80 in the state. Additionally almost 85 percent of children born in nursing homes in the state were delivered through C-sections.
Some doctors also prefer to take the easy way out by telling women that normal deliveries carry rare risks like fetal distress, cord prolapse, breech or transverse position of child and failed induction of labour.