Modern Indian women want to stay single, unwilling to give birth even after marriage: Karnataka Health Minister

Bengaluru : Karnataka Health Minister Dr K Sudhakar on Sunday claimed that modern Indian women want to stay single, unwilling to give birth even after marriage and desire children by surrogacy

Today, I am sorry to say this, lots of modern women in India want to stay single. Even if they get married, they don’t want to give birth. They want surrogacy. So there is a paradigm shift in our thinking, which is not good,” he said during the World Mental Health Day at the National Institute of Mental Health and Neurological Sciences (NIMHANS).

Lamenting the “western influence’ on Indian society, the Minister said people are not willing to let their parents be with them. “Unfortunately, today we are going in a western way. We don’t want our parents to live with us, forget about grandparents being with us,” the minister said.

About COVID-19 and mental health, Sudhakar said the relatives were not able to touch the bodies of their near and dear ones, which caused them mental agony. “The pandemic made the government start counselling COVID-19 patients. Till date, we have counselled 24 lakh COVID-19 patients in Karnataka. I don’t know any other state which has done this,” Sudhakar said.