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The country has miles to go in reducing maternal deaths

  A high maternal mortality ratio (MMRatio) indicates low status of women in the society apart from poor functioning of health services delivery system. Recently released data by the Sample Registration System (SRS) bulletin indicates that for the country as a whole the MMRatio has steadily declined from 398.0 in 1997-98 to 122.0 in 2015-17, which is a fall by -69.3 percent. Table-1 shows that India's MMRatio was 398.0 in 1997-98, 327.0...

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Maternal death rate declining: report -Afshan Yasmeen

-The Hindu 2,000 deaths averted per year, says SRS bulletin Bengaluru: India’s Maternal Mortality Ratio (MMR) has seen a decline from 130 per 1 lakh live births in 2014-2016 to 122 per 1 lakh live births in 2015-2017. A decline of 8 points (6.2%) was observed during this period, according to the latest Sample Registration System (SRS) 2015-2017 bulletin for MMR released on Thursday. This is good news for India as nearly 2,000 maternal...

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Odisha ranks second in Maternal Mortality Ratio decline, but far behind national average

-The New Indian Express Odisha has recorded significant decline in Maternal Mortality Ratio (MMR) in the last six years but still has a long way to go to catch up with the National average. BHUBANESWAR: Odisha has recorded significant decline in Maternal Mortality Ratio (MMR) in the last six years but still has a long way to go to catch up with the National average. The MMR has declined from 222 (per...

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India losing fewer mothers to childbirth, data reveal

-The Hindu Business Line Kerala sees least number of maternal deaths; Assam sees most India has seen a decline of six per cent in the number of maternal mortalities, according to latest figures released by the Registrar General of India. While the Sample Registration Survey (SRS) had recorded a Maternal Mortality Ratio (MMR) of India of 130 in 2014-2016, it has declined to 122 in 2015-17, the Registrar said in a statement...

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Is urban health care being neglected? -Yogesh S

-Newsclick.in The Infant Mortality Ratio (IMR) data, which has either risen or remained stagnant in urban areas raises questions about the condition of the urban health care system. While on one hand, the Narendra Modi led Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government has been making tall claims about its  Ayushman Bharat scheme, crucial indicators such as Infant Mortality Ratio (IMR) are showing a deep disparity. The decline in the government’s expenditure on public...

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