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Table 5 Costs of Caesarian-section procedure and registration fees at 11 surveyed health facilities providing comprehensive emergency obstetric care

From: Availability of emergency obstetric care (EmOC) among public and private health facilities in rural northwest Bangladesh

Type of clinic Cost of C-section (Taka) Cost - US $
Sub-district hospitals (n = 3) N/A N/A
Maternal and Child Welfare Clinic, Gaibandha Free -
Maternal and Child Welfare Clinic, Rangpur Free -
District Hospital, Gaibandha 5 $0.06
Medical College Hospital, Rangpur 15 $0.18
Private Clinic, Gaibandha 5500 $67.07
Private Clinic, Gaibandha 5500 $67.07
Private Clinic, Gaibandha 5500 $67.07
Private Clinic, Gaibandha 5500 $67.07
Private Clinic, Rangpur 6000 $73.17
Private Clinic, Rangpur 8000 $97.56
Private Clinic, Rangpur 8500 $103.66
  1. Table 5 represents the costs of Caesarian section procedures at the 11 surveyed CEmOC facilities in Gaibandha and Rangpur Districts between October 2011 and January 2012. Costs were reported by health administrators and did not include the costs of medicines or supplies for the C-section procedure. Estimated costs are based on an exchange rate of 82 Taka/$1 USD (rate as of January 20, 2015 from Bangladesh Bank [26]).