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Jammu and Kashmir witnesses decline in infant mortality rate

The IMR has been reduced from 52 (2005) to 22 (2018), according to the latest data released by the Registrar General of India in the SRS bulletin on Friday.
To further decrease the infant mortality rate in the Union Territory to single digit by 2022, an action plan has been developed which is being implemented at various levels, the spokesman said.(PTI file photo. Representative image)
To further decrease the infant mortality rate in the Union Territory to single digit by 2022, an action plan has been developed which is being implemented at various levels, the spokesman said.(PTI file photo. Representative image)
Published on May 09, 2020 01:55 PM IST
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Jammu | ByPress Trust of India| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal

Missed childhood vaccinations trigger worry

IMR, which is the number deaths per 1,000 live births in the first year of life, is a crude indicator of the overall health of a country.
India is inching closer towards the Sustainable Development Goal of bringing IMR down to 25 or fewer by 2030.(AFP)
India is inching closer towards the Sustainable Development Goal of bringing IMR down to 25 or fewer by 2030.(AFP)
Updated on Apr 29, 2020 12:33 AM IST
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In Odisha, infants died of respiratory infection, says visiting medical team

The children aged between 2 and 5 months had died between October 13 and November 8. The villagers attributed the deaths to some ‘unknown disease’.
The medical team from Koraput has been instructed to conduct proper screening and checkups and necessary tests of infants in the village for the next one week.(HT PHOTO.)
The medical team from Koraput has been instructed to conduct proper screening and checkups and necessary tests of infants in the village for the next one week.(HT PHOTO.)
Updated on Nov 11, 2019 08:37 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | ByDebabrata Mohanty

Review: Air-Pollution, Climate Change and India’s Choice Between Policy and Pretence by Dean Spears

Air pollution results in babies born with low height and also leads to higher infant mortality rates. Despite this, few in India acknowledge that it is a serious problem.
UP sheet street: Going to school in smog caused by crop burning.(AFP)
UP sheet street: Going to school in smog caused by crop burning.(AFP)
Updated on Sep 07, 2019 12:48 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | BySudhirendar Sharma

16,539 infant deaths in Maharashtra in 2018-19

The state government, while claiming that its infant mortality rate was brought down drastically over the past five years, admitted in the legislative Assembly that 16,539 children died in 2018-19, before they attained the age of one
Published on Jun 22, 2019 12:37 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByHT Correspondent, Mumbai

Gurugram’s infant mortality rate halves in five years

For two years before that—2015-16 and 2016-17—the IMR for the district was 13. This figure was 20 for the year 2014-15 and 23 in 2013-14.
According to district health department officials, the IMR decreased in Gurugram due to better health infrastructure, such as neo-natal ICUs and special care newborn units.(HT Photo)
According to district health department officials, the IMR decreased in Gurugram due to better health infrastructure, such as neo-natal ICUs and special care newborn units.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 21, 2019 03:47 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Gurugram | BySonali Verma

Infant deaths down in country but the job is far from done

While the decline is reason for cheer, the celebrations must be tempered with caution as too many children are still dying of avoidable causes before their first birthday.
Despite the progress, India remains an underachiever compared to the world average.(HT Photo)
Despite the progress, India remains an underachiever compared to the world average.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 02, 2019 05:02 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | BySanchita Sharma

Delhi’s infant mortality rate drops to 16 per 1,000 births, 2nd lowest among large states

IMR is the number of children dying before the age of one for every 1,000 live births and is considered to be a crude indicator of the health scenario of a country.
Delhi’s infant mortality rate (IMR) went down by two points to 16 in 2017 compared to the year before, making it the state with second-lowest infant mortality among states with a population of 10 million or more(HT File)
Delhi’s infant mortality rate (IMR) went down by two points to 16 in 2017 compared to the year before, making it the state with second-lowest infant mortality among states with a population of 10 million or more(HT File)
Published on Jun 01, 2019 05:28 AM IST
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New Delhi | ByAnonna Dutt

‘Have more kids, keep state young’, says Andhra CM Chandrababu Naidu in push to avail population-based benefits

Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu said youth below 25 years constitute around 50% of the state’s total population, and emphasised on the need to keep the state young by way of pushing up the representation of young people.
Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu Friday offered incentives to couples willing to have more than two children. He also phased out the norm barring candidates with more than two children from contesting in the upcoming local bodies’ elections.(Representative Image/HT File Photo)
Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu Friday offered incentives to couples willing to have more than two children. He also phased out the norm barring candidates with more than two children from contesting in the upcoming local bodies’ elections.(Representative Image/HT File Photo)
Updated on Dec 29, 2018 01:03 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Vijaywada | ByGali Nagaraja

Infant mortality rate: 850 kids under five die every day in Uttar Pradesh

Infant Mortality rate: Of all the deaths of toddlers (up to 5 years of age) in the country, Uttar Pradesh sees almost one-fourth (24%) of them, and exactly the same percentage of neo-natal deaths
The prime reasons for deaths in first 28 days are pneumonia, intrapartum-related events, pre-term birth complications, sepsis, meningitis, tetanus, and congenital anomalies(File Photo)
The prime reasons for deaths in first 28 days are pneumonia, intrapartum-related events, pre-term birth complications, sepsis, meningitis, tetanus, and congenital anomalies(File Photo)
Published on Nov 14, 2018 08:21 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow | ByHT Correspondent, Lucknow:

We will treat cancer of corruption with chemotherapy and radiation: Scindia

In Madhya Pradesh, he said, corruption prevailed from top to bottom in the government machinery and money was taken for every work whether it was an insignificant work or establishing of any industry
(PTI/ File photo)
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Updated on Jun 04, 2018 06:40 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bhopal | ByRanjan

India at 70: A comparison of progress with Pakistan and 4 other nations

On the eve of independence day, here’s a comparison of progress India has made in improving income, health, education, and in preserving its forests, to five countries–China, Pakistan, Malaysia, South Korea and Brazil.
Schoolchildren take part in the full dress rehearsal for Independence Day function at the Red Fort in New Delhi on Sunday.(Raj K Raj/HT Photo)
Schoolchildren take part in the full dress rehearsal for Independence Day function at the Red Fort in New Delhi on Sunday.(Raj K Raj/HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 25, 2018 04:18 PM IST
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