By Staff reporter
Inputs from Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, March 2016.
Various health care schemes of the Indian government are aimed at reducing the maternal mortality ratio (MMR) and intact mortality rate (IMR) in the country. Special focus is being given to states with poor public health indicators and high numbers of people living below the poverty line.
According to the Report of Registrar General of India, sample registration system (RGI-SRS), the maternal mortality ratio (MMR) of India for the period 2011-13 stood at 167 per 100,000 live births (Table 1), while the infant mortality rate (IMR) for 2013 stood at 40 per 1000 live births (Table 2). Given the high rate of MMR and IMR, the National Health Mission (NHM) of the Indian government, has implemented certain programmes and schemes to tackle the problem. Special focus is...