New Delhi: Every year Indian families incur an additional Rs 5,000 crore. This is due to the greed of private hospitals. In our country, every year millions of women are forced into caesarean by money greed. This has been revealed in the analysis of the data given in three recent official reports. This analysis report is based on the sample registration system, civil registration system and National Statistical Office (NSO) reports. It has been revealed that in 2018, private hospitals in the country gave more than 28.5 lakh caesareans more than the accepted international ratio of general and caesarean births. Done. This process costs an average of Rs 18000.
In this way, 28.5 lakh additional caesarean Indian families incurred an additional loss of Rs 5130 crore. According to the report of the Civil Registration System (CRS), in 2018, about 26 million children were born in the country. According to the 2018 report of the sample registration system, the birth rate was 21.6 in rural areas and 16.7 in urban areas. Of the total population of 1.3 billion of the country, about 66 percent i.e. 86 crore are in rural areas and 34 percent i.e. 44.3 crore people live in urban areas. If these figures are applied in the birth rate, in 2018, 1.86 crore children were born in rural areas and 74 lakh in urban areas. The caesarean section rate in private hospitals was 55 per cent, compared to just 17 per cent in government hospitals.
If we consider this 17 percent as the scale, then 28.5 lakh more caesareans were done in private hospitals than the allowable rate. The NSO report also mentions average spending on normal and caesarean delivery in rural and urban areas. According to this, on an average caesarean costs Rs 16475 in rural areas and Rs 19548 in urban areas. In this way, an additional cost of 18000 rupees is incurred on every caesarean. If it is multiplied by 28.5 lakh additional caesarean deliveries, then this amount comes to Rs 5130 crore. Regarding the cost of treatment, the NSO report states that 21.3% of children in rural areas and 47.8% in urban areas were born in private hospitals. That means 39.6 lakh children were born in rural areas and 35.4 lakh children in urban areas. In 2018, a total of 75 lakh children were born in private hospitals.
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