Though in India only 18 per cent births are Caesarean as compared to China’s 46 per cent which topped the list, what is worrying is that such cases have risen from five per cent to almost 65 per cent in many private hospitals in cities like Delhi and Mumbai, the report said.
After analysing 107,950 births of which 24,000 were from Indian states of Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Delhi, the WHO found that C-section births have increased beyond the recommended level of 15 per cent in these countries, not “because of an immediate medical need for it but due to financial gains”. medical need for it but due to financial gains”.
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