Saturday, 20 August, 2022

Topic: C-section

3-minute film & songs are the tools in this Telangana district’s battle against c-section surge

The film, made by and starring employees of Rajanna-Sircilla administration, is currently in post-production phase, and is expected to be released by end of this week.

Temple posters, orders to priests: How Telangana district is fighting ‘auspicious’ caesareans

In April, Karimnagar collector issued instructions to doctors & priests against needless surgery. Hope is if 'auspicious date' perk is removed, parents will opt for natural birth.

47.4% babies born in private sector via C-section, far above 14.3% in govt facilities, NFHS shows

The national C-section rate is 21.5%, higher than what the World Health Organization terms “ideal", 10-15%, according to National Family Health Survey.

Caesarean deliveries have become an ‘epidemic’ in India — record 300% jump in last decade

New Delhi: Indians are opting for cesarean operations for delivery of children more than ever, latest government data shows. Since 2008-09, cesarean-section deliveries — also...

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Sir Ganga Ram hospital Consultants, Residents and DNB students hold placards during a protest in New Delhi, on 30 December 2021 | PTI

Distrust of Indian doctors isn’t new. Class-caste bias always ruled medical profession

As a practising doctor, I discovered large question marks on claims of a trustful patient-doctor relationship in the past. The routine dehumanisation of underprivileged patients remains a rarely mentioned topic.
Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.


Representational image. A file photo of an Indian Air Force Cheetah helicopter. | Photo: Commons

IAF operation underway to rescue Italian mountaineer stranded on Mount Nun in Ladakh

The IAF deployed its ‘Cheetah’ helicopter to rescue mountaineer Federico Nicoli. Mount Nun is the second highest peak in the Zanskar Valley of Ladakh.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.