Mortality rates brought down in Rajasthan: Minister

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Jaipur, Nov 27 (UNI) Incidences of infant and maternal mortality in Rajasthan have been brought down considerably, state Health Minister Dr Digambar Singh said here today.

Talking to reporters, Mr Singh said the infant mortality rate which was as high as 75 per 1000 births had now been brought down to 65 per 1000 births while the maternal mortality rate which was 677 per one lakh deliveries had now declined to 445 per one lakh deliveries.

Besides this, the state govenrment had also succeeded in arresting the rising trend in population as the birth rate which was at the mark of 30.4 per 1000 had been contained at 28.6 per 1000.

He said present Vasundhara Raje Government had taken multipronged strategy to bring qualitative improvement in the health facilities and this included incentive oriented schemes and well coordinated and effecvtive awareness campaign during the past four years.

This had facilitated in improving maternity health services and the rate of institutional delieveries which was around 18 to 22 per cent had now gone up to 60 per cent.

Mr Singh said the state govenrment was also putting impressive performance in anti AIDS awareness and Tuberculosis and Cataract related blindness eradication programmes.

UNI

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