A Supreme Court lawyer today filed a writ petition seeking ban on unnecessary caesarean section for delivering babies at hospitals and clinics across the country.
Barrister Syed Sayedul Haque Suman submitted the petition praying to the High Court to issue a rule asking the government to explain why its inaction to stop unnecessary C-section of pregnant mothers should not be declared illegal.
Citing news paper reports, he said in the petition that 77% of C-sections conducted at hospitals and clinics last year were unnecessary, which is alarming.
In most cases, hospital and clinic authorities compel the expecting mothers to have C-section for financial benefits, he said in the petition; adding that 95% of clinics do this for money.
In the petition, Barrister Suman said if unnecessary C-sections cannot be stopped it will turn into a serious crisis.
The lawyer told The Daily Star the High Court may hold hearing on the petition tomorrow.