Haryana to reduce infant mortality rate
Chandigarh: The Haryana government has set a
target to reduce the Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) from current
43 per 1000 to 30 per 1000 and Maternal Mortality Ratio (MMR)
from 162 per one lakh live births to 100 per one lakh live
births atleast by the year 2010.
Disclosing this here today, a spokesperson said that to
promote institutional deliveries among SC/ST families, the
government has implemented a novel scheme of providing an
assistance of Rs 1,500 to pregnant women belonging to SC/ST.
During the current financial year a provision of Rs six
crore had been made for the scheme under National Rural Health
Mission. Upto November, 2009 more than 32,000 SC/ST women had
benefited under the scheme, spokesperson added.
She said that the assistance under the scheme was given
in three instalments of Rs 500 each.
Download the all new Zee News app for Android and iOS to stay up to date with latest headlines and news stories in Politics, Entertainment, Sports, Technology, Business and much more from India and around the world.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- Turkey has the right to defend its airspace, says Obama
- J&K: Terrorists attack Army camp at Tangdhar near LoC
- Proud to be an Indian, no plans to leave the country, says Aamir Khan
- Panel discussion on Aamir Khan's ignorance on Kashmiri Pandits
- Rahul Gandhi's embarrassment in front of Bengaluru college students
- Intolerance issue: Proud to be Indian, won't leave country, says Aamir Khan
- Watch: Chicago cop shoots a 17-year-old black man 16 times
- Army camp attacked in J&K's Kupwara; three JeM terrorists, one civilian killed
- WATCH: Rahul Gandhi asks 'Is Swachh Bharat working', Mount Carmel girls yell 'Yessss'
- Aamir Khan's 12-day mystery: From lauding Modi's 'positive India' to dubbing India as 'intolerant'