Things to know about maternal and child health in India

Everything isn’t fine with the maternal and child health sector in the country.

GN Bureau | August 17, 2016


#Health sector   #maternal   #child   #ministry of health  

 Ministry of health and family welfare in its annual (2015-2016) report has revealed the following:

•        Infant mortality rate in India is 28/1000 live births which means approximately 7.3 lakh deaths, annually.
•        The major causes of infants deaths in our country are: Infections  (31%),  Prematurity  (35%),  Asphyxia  (20%),  Congenital  (9%)  and Diarrhoea (2%)
•        Malnutrition is the underlying cause of 33% of child deaths.
•        29.4 percent of under-five children are underweight, 38.7 percent are stunted and 15.1 percent are acutely malnourished. About 4.6% of children are suffering from severe acute malnutrition.
•        Only 44.6% are breastfed within one hour   of   birth.
•        Complimentary feeding starts only for 50.5% children on time.
 •        Pneumonia  and  diarrhoea  are  leading childhood  killers,  responsible  for  15 percent  and  12 percent of child (0-5 years) deaths, respectively.
•        Only 54.4% children with diarrhoea in preceding 2 weeks received ORS and 76.9 percent of children suffering from acute respiratory illness received the treatment.
•        Assam has the highest maternal mortality rate (300) followed by Uttar Pradesh/Uttarakhand (285) and Rajasthan (244). 
•        Additional  efforts  are required  for lowering the MMR in the above mentioned states along with  Odisha   (222),   Madhya   Pradesh/   Chhattisgarh   (221)   and   Bihar/Jharkhand  (208),  which  have  quite  high  MMR  as  compared  to  the  national  level.
•        Institutional deliveries have risen sharply from 47 percent in 2007-08 to over 78.7 percent in 2013-14.
 

Comments

 

Other News

Indian team’s internet access to villages gets global recognition

 A successful effort to take high speed internet to over six lakh Indian villages by an IIT Bombay team failed to get support from the government. But, the same indigenous television white space technology developed by the team has now won Mozilla Corporation’s ‘equal rating innovation cha

DJB unveils Yamuna river project

Delhi Jal Board, in collaboration with University of Virginia on Thursday unveiled the Yamuna River Project with a symposium cum exhibition as a part of the overall effort to map out an expansive, multidisciplinary prescription to clean Yamuna. The discussion opened on the lines of eradicati

UJALA scheme: Over 22 crore LED bulbs distributed

  Over 22 crore LED bulbs have been distributed by Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) under UJALA scheme, union minister Piyush Goyal informed the Lok Sabha.   The minister said that the National LED programme, called Unnat Jyoti by Affordable LEDs for

764 grossly polluting industries identified along Ganga river

  The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has identified a total of 764 Grossly Polluting Industries (industry discharging more than pollution load of Biochemical Oxygen Demand 100kg per day) along the entire stretch of river Ganga and its tributaries, the Lok Sabha was informed.

196 dams in India are over 100-years old

  As many as 196 dams in India are over 100-years old, union minister Sanjeev Kumar Balyan informed the Lok Sabha.   The minister said that National Water Resource Council adopted National Water Policy 2012  on December 28, 2012. The policy mentions that

Law panel examining uniform civil code

  The government has requested the Law Commission of India to undertake examination of various issues relating to uniform civil code, the Lok Sabha was informed.   Union minister PP Chaudhary said that said that Article 44 of the Constitution relating to Dire

Video

Current Issue

Opinion

Facebook    Twitter    Google Plus    Linkedin    Subscribe Newsletter

Twitter