Infant Mortality Rate

  • India's infant mortality rate dips July 17, 2014

    New Delhi: India has seen a dip in its infant mortality and fertility rates, official figures released on Thursday showed. The infant mortality rate in India has declined from 47 per 100,000 live births in 2010 to 42 in 2012, according to the National Health Profile, 2013. The National Health Profile,...
  • Rapidly growing population a big challenge, says Rajasthan Health Minister July 12, 2014

    Rapidly growing population is a big challenge before the country, Rajasthan Health Minister Rajendra Rathore said at a function marking the World Population Day on Friday. Addressing the statelevel function here, Rathore said limited resources and rising population have disturbed the balance of the nature and should be controlled with awareness. The...
  • Jharkhand records lowest infant mortality rate: UNICEF March 12, 2014

    Jharkhand has recorded the lowest infant mortality rate in 2012-13, the UNICEF said in a statement in Ranchi on Wednesday. "Jharkhand has the lowest infant mortality rate (IMR), as per the recently released Annual Health Survey 2012-13. The IMR (death rate of children below 1 year) declined from 41 per 1,000...
  • Indian healthcare industry to be worth $280 billion by 2020 June 30, 2013

    The Indian healthcare industry is worth $79 billion and is expected to be at $280 billion by 2020. On one hand, the industry has got some wellequipped hospitals and on the other hand, 50 per cent of the population does not have access to it. India has the highest infant...
  • Rajasthan: 16 infant deaths in 3 months in Chittorgarh November 20, 2012

    Chittorgarh: Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh had drawn attention to crumbling health infrastructure in the states, saying even Kenya has a lower infant mortality rate than India. CNNIBN travelled to Rajasthan's Chittorgarh to find out the situation there. Prem and Madan Dangi were filled with joy upon the birth of their...
  • Infant Mortality Rate declines in HP: Govt December 31, 2011

    Shimla: Infant mortality rate has declined from 45 to 40 per thousand in Himachal as per the report of the Sample Registration Survey (RS) conducted by the Health Ministry, state Health Minister Rajiv Bindal said on Saturday. The Infant Mortality rate (IMR) was stagnating at 45 for some years but the...
  • Child mortality rate down by a third: Unicef September 17, 2010

    New Delhi: More and more children are now living to see their fifth birthday as the child mortality rates have dropped by a third since 1990, the latest under-five mortality estimates released by Unicef said on Friday. However, the tragedy of preventable child deaths continues as 22,000 children below five still...
  • Infant mortality rate highest in India: Report October 5, 2009

    New Delhi: India has the highest infant mortality rate in the world, a nationwide survey reveals. India has slipped from 128 to 134 rank in 2009 according to a United Nations Human Development report. Reacting to the report Union Women and Child Development Minister Krishna Teerath told CNN-IBN that she would...
  • Grim Statistic: Infant mortality rate doubles in Delhi June 25, 2009

    New Delhi: The infant mortality rate, the number of babies dying within the first year of life, has gone up in the Capital. In fact, the number has almost doubled in the past two years - a number which is a basic index of development. According to the latest economic...
  • Maternal mortality rate declines October 31, 2006

    New Delhi: Maternal mortality rate in the country has declined to 301 per one lakh, the Centre said on Tuesday and announced incentives to encourage women to go for institutional delivery in six states where an alarming number of mothers continue to die at childbirth. "The maternal mortality rate (MMR) has...
  • 400 infants die in Bihar everyday October 24, 2006

    Patna: On an average, more than 400 infants below the age of one year die in Bihar on any given day, while nearly two-third of infant deaths occur in the first month of the child's birth. A survey conducted by UNICEF revealed that timely intervention could help save thousands of lives...