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J-K registers 5,900 infant deaths in three years: Bhagat

Press Trust of India  |  Jammu 

reported 5,900 infant deaths in last three years, for Health told the here today.

To a question of PDP MLC Firdous during the question hour, he said the highest 2,288 infant deaths took place in 2016-17, followed by 2,034 in 2015-16 and 1,578 in 2017-18 up to November 2017.

The said, 5,11,662 deliveries have taken place in last three years, Bhagat said, adding while 1,94,632 deliveries took place in 2016-17, 1,91,151 in 2015-16 and 1,25,879 deliveries took place in 2017-18 up to November 2017.

According to simple registration survey, infant mortality rate in was 51 in 2007 which declined to 24 in 2016, better than the national average of 34, the said.

He said special new born care units have been sanctioned for all district hospitals under (NHM), out of which 20 are functional.

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First Published: Tue, January 09 2018. 16:40 IST