State Minister for Health and Family Welfare Zahid Malek on Sunday warned that action will be taken against private hospitals if found conducting caesarean operation to pregnant women unnecessarily.
"The rate of caesarean operation at private hospitals is over 70-80 per cent which should not be more than 15 per cent. If any hospital is found involved in conducting caesarean operation unnecessarily than it will be shut down," he said while talking to reporters at the Secretariat.
Replying to a question on rise in caesarean operation in case of delivery, the minister said, "We are working to control it. Already we have made a form to reduce caesarean operation and if any private hospital conducts caesarean operation than it must go through accountability. Besides, the cause of caesarean will be written on the form."
He noted that when a woman undergoes caesarean operation for giving birth to a child, she faces many problems, reports UNB.
Talking about the Safe Motherhood Day, he said the government has taken various programme including rally and discussion at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre, marking the day.
There are almost 4,000 family welfare centres while 30,000 satellite clinics across the country where the mothers get treatment, said Zahid Malek.
Already 15,000 nurses were appointed which will play a role in safe motherhood, the minister said.
Breast feeding corners have been made in every government institutions while the private institutions have also been asked to make such corners, he said.
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