‘Discourage C-sections and encourage normal deliveries’

K M Dayashankar


Commissioner of health and family welfare Vakati Karuna conducts review meeting with Karimnagar and Peddapalli medical officials of government private hospitals


KARIMNAGAR: Commissioner of Health and Family Welfare Vakati Karuna has called upon the medical fraternity to take all necessary measures to reduce the Cesarian section deliveries in the Karimnagar district.

Informing the medical officials to increase deliveries in the government hospitals and urban and primary health centres, she said that the doctors should reduce C-sections and they should go for C-section deliveries only if necessary for the safety of the mother and child. She educated the doctors to encourage normal deliveries for the health of the mother.

She also instructed the medical fraternity to educate the mothers about the importance of breastfeeding and immunity of the child. She also informed the authorities to utilize the tele-consultancy services at urban and primary health centres and instructed them to conduct health melas and medical camps. She also distributed appreciation certificates to the best PHCs.

She was participating in a meeting with the government and private hospitals doctors of Karimnagar and Peddapalli districts separately in Karimnagar town on Friday along with Collector RV Karnan, Additional Collector Garima Agarwal, Assistant Collector Mayank Mittal, ZP CEO Priyanka, Karimnagar DMHO Dr Juveria, Peddapalli DMHO Dr Sudheer and others.

Expressing concern over high incidence of C-sections in Karimnagar district, she advised the doctors to discourage surgeries for deliveries as per muhurath, auspicious day etc. She informed the doctors to educate the parents of pregnant women about the ill-effects of C-section.

Collector RV Karnan said that they were according top priority for the health of mother and child and explained about the successful covid vaccination porgramme. He also educated about the Anaemia mukth Karimnagar campaign in the district.

The Health Commissioner inspected the mother and child health centre in Karimnagar town and interacted with the patients and inquired about the treatment and the supply of nutritious food etc. She inspected all the wards, labs, scanning centres, ICUs, operation theatre, labour room, infants vaccination centre etc.

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