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Maternal mortality ratio is falling but more effort required to catch up with China

The country's maternal mortality ratio (MMRatio) exceeds that of China by a huge margin, which not only indicates the poor status of women in our society but also the miserable functioning of health system, among other things. However, there is some good news around the corner to cheer about. Recently released data by the Sample Registration System (SRS) bulletin indicates that for the country as a whole the MMRatio has...

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India Records 22% Drop in Maternal Mortality Rate

-PTI UP registers 30% decline in MMR, while three states – Kerala, Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu – have already met the Sustainable Development Goal target of 70 deaths per 1,00,000 live births. New Delhi: India has registered a significant decline in Maternal Mortality Ratio (MMR) recording a 22% reduction in such deaths since 2013, according to the Sample Registration System (SRS) bulletin released on June 7. The MMR has declined from 167...

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India registers 22% reduction in maternal mortality ratio since 2013: report -Neetu Chandra Sharma

-Livemint.com Nearly 1,000 fewer women now die of pregnancy related complications each month in India, says the Sample Registration System Bulletin-2016 New Delhi: India has registered a 22% reduction in maternal mortality ratio (MMR) since 2013, according to the Sample Registration System (SRS) Bulletin (2016) released on Wednesday. Amongst the states, Uttar Pradesh with 30% decline has topped the chart in the reduction of maternal deaths. Nearly 1,000 fewer women now die of...

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Maternal mortality ratio in the country drops to 130 from 167 -Ramya Kannan

-The Hindu Kerala has the lowest MMR of 46, followed by Maharashtra with 61 and Tamil Nadu 66 Chennai: The latest Sample Registration System (SRS) data indicating the Maternal Mortality Ratio (MMR) has brought glad tidings. As per the data, the MMR (number of maternal deaths per 1,00,000 live births) has dropped from 167 (in 2011-2013, the last SRS period) to 130 for the country. This 28% drop is an achievement arising from...

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Among 9 states, infant mortality rate increases only in Uttarakhand -Shivani Azad

-The Times of India DEHRADUN: According to the recent findings of the Sample Registration System (SRS), an annual survey conducted by the Union ministry of health, Uttarakhand's infant mortality rate (IMR) now stands at 38 deaths per thousand births, which is an increase of 4 points over last year. This means that more infants are dying in the state than ever before. What is perhaps most shocking about the findings which were released...

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