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HC: Formulate guidelines to stop unnecessary C-sections

  • Published at 07:46 pm June 30th, 2019
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The court orders committee to submit formulated guidelines within six months

The High Court has ordered the concerned authorities of the government to form a committee within a month with experts, and stakeholders to formulate guidelines to prevent unnecessary C-section or caesarean operations at all hospitals, and clinics.

The court ordered that the committee will have to submit the guidelines within six months. 

The bench of Justice Moinul Islam Chowdhury and Justice Md Ashraful Kalam passed the order on Sunday with rule after hearing the writ filed in this regard. 

The bench also fixed December 5 for the next hearing.

Barrister Rashna Imam stood for the writ, filed with the High Court, with attachment of different media reports by Bangladesh Legal Aid and Services Trust (BLAST), on Sunday.

The court also issued a rule asking the concerned authorities to explain in four weeks, why their failure to prevent medically unnecessary Cesarean sections at private and public hospitals, and clinics should not be declared illegal.

Secretary of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), and President of the Bangladesh Medical and Dental Council (BMDC) were made respondents to the rule.