Money motivating doctors to do more C-sections – report

Doctors carry out surgery on a patient recently.Hospitals have registered an increasing number of mothers seeking to undergo caesarean sections rather than normal delivery.photo/file.

What you need to know:

  • Medical experts say although caesarean section saves lives, it also poses health risks to a mother and the baby, in addition to increased financial burden due to longer stay in hospital and hefty charges for a C-section.

Many Ugandan doctors are violating ethics to induce demand for caesarean section (C-section) among expectant mothers for monetary gain despite the health risks the procedure presents, a new research report by a Makerere University lecturer indicates.

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