More Indian women opting for C-section deliveries, says report

  • PTI, Mumbai
  • Updated: Apr 07, 2016 13:36 IST
According to the study, C-section surgeries have seen an increase in the last 5 years. (Shutterstock)

There is an increase in claims pertaining to C-section surgeries for child deliveries over the last five years, according to a report.

“C-section claims have drastically outpaced claims pertaining to normal delivery over five years. In 2015, the average claimed amount was around Rs 50,000 for C-section whereas it is around Rs 27,000 for the normal delivery,” according to an ICICI Lombard report.

This shows C-section births are on rise in India, it added. The study was conducted across 10 cities and looked at claim insurance behaviour among women. C-section related claims as well as normal delivery claims declined in 2015, it revealed.

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The older age group, especially between 36-45 years, witnessed an increase in claims compared to the younger age groups, it said. Mumbai tops the chart when it comes to C-section as well as normal delivery claims, followed by the National Capital Region.

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In fact, for the period 2015-2016, maternity claims alone made up for a major portion of total health insurance claims, followed by digestive, eye and common infection related claims, the report said.

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