India achieves important milestone for reduction in child mortality
In a significant milestone, India has achieved a historic milestone in further reduction of child mortality.
According to the Sample Registration System (SRS) Statistical Report 2020 released by the Registrar General of India (RGI), the country is witnessing a progressive reduction in IMR, U5MR and NMR since 2014 towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) targets by 2030. . ,
Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya has congratulated the nation on this achievement and thanked all health workers, caregivers and community members for their continuous work towards reducing child mortality.
“There has been a steady decline since 2014, as revealed by SRS 2020. India is poised to meet the 2030 SDG targets of child mortality under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, focused interventions, strong centre-state partnership And with the dedication of all health workers,” she said.
“India Makes Significant Achievements In Reducing Child Mortality!” Tweet Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya pic.twitter.com/vUJHVqxaSN
— ANI (@ANI) September 23, 2022
The death rate under 5 (U5MR) for the country has shown a significant decline of 3 points (annual decline rate: 8.6 per cent) from 2019 (32 per 1,000 live births in 2020 as against 35 per 1,000 live births in 2019). It varies from 36 in rural areas to 21 in urban areas.
The U5MR for female is higher (33) than for male (31). Male U5MR has declined by 4 points and female U5MR by 3 points during the same period.
The highest decline in U5MR has been observed in the states of Uttar Pradesh (5 points) and Karnataka (5 points).
The infant mortality rate (IMR) has also registered a decline of 2 points per 1,000 live births in 2020 from 30 per 1,000 live births in 2019 (annual decline rate: 6.7 percent). The rural-urban gap has narrowed down to 12 points (urban 19, rural 31).
The neonatal mortality rate has also fallen by 2 points from 22 per 1,000 live births in 2019 to 20 per 1,000 live births in 2020 (annual decline rate: 9.1 per cent). It ranges from 12 in urban areas to 23 in rural areas.
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