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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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Tale of neglect -TK Rajalakkshmi

-Frontline.in The death of nearly 60 children in Gorakhpur because of the unavailability of oxygen can be directly attributed to the larger issue of drastic reduction in budgetary allocations for and the gross neglect of the public health system. THE death of almost 60 children, including infants, in the government-run Baba Raghav Das Medical College Hospital in Gorakhpur within a span of 48 hours raises several issues relating to the state...

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Why is vegetarianism in India linked to purity? -Nandini Rathi

-The Indian Express Purity, pollution, authority, and tradition were found to be the chief concerns of Indian vegetarians, as per a 2013 study, as opposed to universalism, animal and environmental welfare which concern vegetarians elsewhere. Vegetarianism in the west frequently corresponds with progressive, eco-friendly instincts such as sustainability, animal welfare, ethicality and inclusivity. It therefore should have been a matter of pride that nearly 30 per cent of Indian population, as per...

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Capital’s sex ratio improves slightly, infant mortality rate decreases

-The Hindu From 896 females per 1,000 males a year ago, the ratio is now 898 females per 1,000 males New Delhi: The sex ratio in the Capital has improved in the past one year. From 896 females per 1,000 males a year ago, the ratio now stands at 898 females per 1,000 males — and it is best among the Muslims. On Wednesday, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia released Delhi government’s data on...

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Infant mortality rate: Target set by Millennium Development Goals not met -Samarth Bansal

-The Hindu Unlike previous years, data for only 23 states and UTs has been released in the report. Information for other states will be released later. Sample Registration System (SRS) Bulletin 2014, published by the Registrar General of India and was released earlier this month shows that none of the ten big states (for which data is available) have been able to reduce the Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) as per the target...

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