A recent research
published in The Lancet has noted that maternal deaths following caesarean
sections in low and middle-income countries are 100 times higher than that in
high-income countries. According to the report, annually, there are 3 lakh
maternal deaths and 99% of it are from low and middle-income countries.
access, unnecessary caesarean operations, late referrals, inappropriate
procedures, poor resources and training of medical practioners are major reasons
for maternal deaths following caesarean sections.
has suggested measures to reduce such maternal deaths. These include: a)
improving access to surgery, b) promoting appropriate use of the procedure, c) providing
safe surgical environments, d) increasing neonatal resuscitation (the process
of correcting physiological disorders) to help improve outcomes to babies, e) appropriate
training of health professionals to reduce inappropriate caesarean sections.