India registers record 22% reduction in Maternal Mortality Ratio since 2013.


India has registered a record 22 percent reduction in Maternal Mortality Ratio (MMR) since 2013.

Briefing reporters in New Delhi on the achievements of his Ministry in the four years yesterday, Health Minister J P Nadda said, with the combined efforts of Ministry and all the health workers, government have managed to avert one thousand maternal deaths per month.
The Minister said, under Pradhan Mantri National Dialysis program, more than 2 lakh 38 thousand patients have been benefitted.

He said, under the Universal Immunization Programme, vaccines are available free of cost at all government health facilities. He said, every round of the programme is making children in the country safer from vaccine-preventable diseases.


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