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India registers significant decline in infant mortality rate

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eMediNexus    04 October 2017

India has registered a significant decline in Infant Mortality Rate IMR . According to the SRS bulletin released on Friday IMR of India has declined by three points 8 decline from 37 per 1000 live births in 2015 to 34 per 1000 live births in 2016 compared to two points decline last year. Not only this India also recorded a major drop in birth cohort which has for the first time come down to below 25 million. India has registered 90000 fewer infant deaths in 2016 as compared to 2015. The total number of estimated infant deaths have come down from 930000 9.3 Lakhs in 2015 to 840000 8.4 lakhs in 2016. According to the SRS Bulletin the gender gap in India for child survival is reducing steadily. The gender difference between female and male IMR has now reduced to 10 giving a major boost to the Beti Bachao Beti Padhao scheme of the Government Press Information Bureau Ministry of Health and Family Welfare September 29 2017 .

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