Clinics to be shut if perform unnecessary cesarean: State Minister
State Minister for Health and Family Welfare Zahid Maleque said, private hospitals or clinics will be declared closed if they perform any unnecessary cesarean operation for child delivery.
He informed about the warning to the newsmen at a press conference on the occasion of Safe Motherhood Day at the ministerial meeting room at the Secretariat on Sunday.
The state minister said, if a concerned physician or hospital authority performs cesarean operation for a patient without eligibility then the hospital will be declared closed and the associated will be fined.
He said, 70 to 80 percent cesarean operation performed in private hospitals and clinics are concerning for safe motherhood. According to World Health Organization, cesarean section should be performed highest 15 percent. The rate is 25 to 30 percent in the government hospitals at present. We are working on to control the situation. We have endorsed a form in this regard. If any cesarean operation is performed in a private hospital then it has to give detail explanation. In which ground the cesarean operation is performed should be mentioned there.
Zahid Maleque said, to reduce the trend a form was sent to government and private hospitals and clinics citing different information. There will be information related to mother’s health. Through this it will be ensured whether the patient is eligible for cesarean or not. If the matter is violated then the concerned hospital will be declared closed.
He said, Brest Feeding Zones will be created in every government and private hospital to encourage mothers.