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India might soon have the most CAESarean births -Aswathi Pacha

-The Hindu Number of cAESareans was 17.2% for India during the period from Jan 2015 to Dec 2016 A new study based on the data from the National Family and Health Survey has shown that there is a significant increase in the rate of cAESarean births in India. While the WHO recommends the rate of cAESarean delivery to be 10-15%, the number was 17.2% for India during the period from Jan 2015 to...

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Pollution causing cancellation of surgeries at Delhi hospitals, say doctors -Anonna Dutt

-Hindustan Times Every year, the number of planned surgeries that get cancelled in major Delhi hospitals sees a threefold rise owing to patients failing pre-anAESthesia check-up due to throat, airways and lung infections compounded by pollution, doctors said. New Delhi: Every year, the number of planned surgeries that get cancelled in major Delhi hospitals sees a threefold rise owing to patients failing pre-anAESthesia check-up due to throat, airways and lung infections compounded...

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Globally, C-section close to double since 2000: The Lancet -Anuradha Mascarenhas

-The Indian Express In India, C-section use increased from 9 per cent of births in 2005-6 to 18.5 per cent in 2015-16. Pune: The number of babies born globally through cAESarean section (C-section) almost doubled between 2000 and 2015, according to a series of three papers published in The Lancet Thursday, which also shows that India has had a major increase in the number of such deliveries. A Lancet series that tracks...

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Health scheme will kill small and medium hospitals: Medics' body -GS Mudur

-The Telegraph New Delhi: India's largest body of doctors claimed on Tuesday that the Centre's proposed National Health Protection Scheme that seeks to reimburse hospitals for cashless services to patients may "eliminate small and medium hospitals" through unrealistic reimbursement rates. The reimbursement rates proposed under the NHPS are "very low" and will make it "impractical" to provide quality services, the Indian Medical Association (IMA) said, releasing figures from its own costing exercise...

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Cutting it out: monitoring C-section deliveries -Bindu Shajan Perappadan

-The Hindu Doctors say there ought to be an audit of C-section deliveries in private and public health facilities In its new guidelines, the World Health Organization (WHO) has called for the elimination of the so-called ‘one-centimetre-per-hour’ benchmark — a rule of thumb that obstetricians use to determine whether a delivery requires surgical intervention. This is to counter what the body calls a “surge” in interventions such as cAESarean sections that could...

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