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Thursday, April 14, 2016

State tops in C-section deliveries in private hospitals

Telangana's private hospitals top the country in performing `caesarean section' or surgical deliveries with a multi-fold jump from what is considered safe, raising concerns of the procedure's massive misuse for commercial gains.

Telangana's surgical deliveries stood at 74.9% against the 10-15% benchmark of the World Health Organisation (WHO), a report said on Wednesday , prompting the government to call for an audit.

When it comes to districtwise break up, private hospitals in Karimnagar topped with 81.1%, followed by Nal gonda with 82.2% and Warangal with 80.7%. In Ranga Reddy and Hyderabad districts, they were found to have a Caesarean section rate (CSR) of 74.7% and 71.6% respectively .

Tripura stands at 73.3% and West Bengal 70.9%, said the re port released at a workshop organi sed by UNICEF with the Telanga na government and the Centre for Economic and Social Studies.

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