Infant mortality rate in Gujarat high
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Last Updated: Friday, March 25, 2011, 23:31
  
Gandhinagar: The infant mortality rate in Gujarat during 2009 was close to five per cent or 48 per 1000 live births, the state Assembly was told on Friday.

Health Minister Jaynarayan Vyas told the House in a written reply that, "The state government has taken a slew of measures like improvising the ambulance service to ensure safe delivery, to bring down the infant mortality rate."

He also informed that children of BPL and tribal families, between one and 12 months, were being given free health facilities in 43 talukas of 12 districts in the state.

PTI


First Published: Friday, March 25, 2011, 23:31


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