Maternal Mortality Ratio on decline since 2007: Govt

Maternal Mortality Ratio (MMR) has seen a gradual decline in the country since 2007 but at an average 44,000 women still die every year at the time of delivery, the government told Rajya Sabha on Tuesday.

Health status of a nation can be assessed by IMR, MMR: Haryana CM

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Sunday said that the status of healthcare of any country could be assessed by its statistics of Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) and Maternal Mortality Rate (MMR).

India will meet under-five mortality rate target of 2015: Govt

 Belying concerns raised by several quarters, the government asserted that the country is well on course to meet the Millennium Development Goals of achieving the under-five mortality rate of 42 per 1,000 live births and infant mortality rate of 28 by next year.

'India unlikely to meet infant mortality rate target of 2015'

Going by the current pace of decline, India is unlikely to achieve its target of reducing the infant mortality rate to less than 39 per 1,000 live births by 2015-end, said a senior UNICEF official.

Rajasthan to start new vaccine to reduce IMR

To reduce infant mortality rate (IMR), Rajasthan will introduce a new vaccine "Pentavalent" for children below the age of one year, a health official said Wednesday.

Govt launches Indian Newborn Action Plan to reduce infant deaths

The government on Thursday launched the Indian Newborn Action Plan (INAP) to reduce infant mortality rate in the country.

Sex ratio at birth in Delhi increases

The sex ratio at birth in the national capital has increased from 886 females per 1000 males in 2012 to 895 in 2013, according to Delhi goverment`s annual report on registration of births and deaths in Delhi.

Sex ratio at birth in Delhi increases

The sex ratio at birth in the national capital has increased from 886 females per 1000 males in 2012 to 895 in 2013, according to Delhi goverment`s annual report on registration of births and deaths in Delhi.

Jharkhand records low infant mortality rate of 36/1000

Jharkhand`s infant mortality rate (IMR) is as low as 36 per 1000 live births, as per the recently released Annual Health Survey (AHS) 2012-13, said a UNICEF release Wednesday.

Jharkhand records lowest infant mortality rate

Jharkhand has recorded the lowest infant mortality rate in 2012-13, the Unicef said in a statement here on Wednesday.

Mobile health services launched in Odisha

In an effort to reduce Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) and Mother Mortality Rate (MMR) in the state, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has launched mobile health services - Mobile Kunji and Mobile Academy for Odisha.

Infant mortality rate marginally declines in Chhattisgarh

The infant mortality rate has marginally come down in Chhattisgarh in the last three years, according to the official statistics.

Delhi`s sex ratio increases, still below national ratio

Delhi`s sex ratio has increased from 821 in 2001 census to 866 in 2011 but it is still below the national ratio, according to data released by Delhi Government which puts the city`s population at 1.67 crore.

The plight of the newborns!

Indian policy makers can take solace in the fact that the country’s ‘Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) count has dropped by three points in 2011.

India`s infant mortality rate drops

India`s infant mortality rate has come down by three points from 47 to 44 deaths per 1,000 live births during 2011, the health ministry said Friday.

Legal notice to officer probing infant deaths

Former MS of G B Pant Hospital Javid Chowdhary has served a legal notice on the officer probing infant deaths accusing him of destroying evidence.

`India`s infant mortality rate worse than neighbours`

India`s infant mortality rate of 47 per thousand live births is worse than its neighbouring countries like Nepal, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, Health and Family Welfare Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad said today.

`India`s infant mortality rate worse than neighbours`

India`s infant mortality rate of 47 per thousand live births is worse than its neighbouring countries like Nepal, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, Health and Family Welfare Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad said today.

UN report lauds Bihar`s efforts for reducing IMR

Infant mortality rate in Bihar,
one of India`s poorest states, is declining, according to a UN
report.