The Telangana government has upgraded equipment and improved facilities at government hospitals, which resulted in Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) and Maternal Mortality Rate (MMR) coming down, Health Minister C Laxma Reddy said today.
IMR came down to 28 from previous 39 and MMR declined to 70 from previous 92, he said.
The Minister replied in the negative when asked whether it is a fact that several women and newly born children have lost their lives during the delivery time due to Cesarean operations.
Cesarean operations took place mostly in the private sector, he said.
Congress member J Geeta Reddy, however, claimed that some women died in state-run hospitals vis-a-vis deliveries.
Taking exception to the Congress' allegation, state Irrigation and Marketing Minister T Harish Rao said the government has hiked the quantity of rice distributed to the poor under the PDS.
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