Chennai: India`s under five mortality rate has decreased much faster than the global average and there has been a quantum jump in the annual rate of decline, Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad said here on Thursday.While the country`s under five mortality has declined much faster than the global average, "what is extremely heartening is the fact that there is quantum jump in the annual rate of decline in the recent past and that decline in child deaths in rural areas and in states with weak health indicators is both sharp and steady", he said.
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