Health Minister J P Nadda today has said that number of cesarean deliveries or C-section surgeries have witnessed an increase in the country. The minister addressed the same as a matter of concern.
Nadda said during the Question hour that C-section surgeries have increased, particularly in the private institutions.
He cited the reasons behind the same to factors like personal preference, time constraint and risk factor.
"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.