Maternity Unit – Mother and Child Care Centre
Since the start of this century, in Pakistan and Bangladesh, a concerning trend has been growing. A high number of pregnant women undergo caesarean operations during childbirth. While in some cases, these procedures may be medically necessary, it is believed that in many instances, they are being performed unnecessarily due to a lack of proper care and attention from doctors. This is a deeply troubling issue as it not only puts the health of the mother and child at risk but also reflects a broader lack of concern for the well-being of women in these countries.
The problem is rooted in a system that prioritises making money and quick turnaround over care. In many cases, doctors are opting for the quicker and more convenient option of a caesarean operation instead of providing the necessary support and attention to ensure a safe and healthy natural delivery. In some of the worst cases, some doctors are performing unnecessary c-section operations to get more money from families, this is a form of corruption which is going unnoticed.
This issue is a stark reminder of the critical need for improved access to quality maternal healthcare in Pakistan and Bangladesh. It is vital that steps are taken to address this problem.