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.
In 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.