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Nadda lauds Nitish govt for accomplishments in health sector

Press Trust of India  |  Patna 

J P today lauded the Kumar government in for its accomplishments in the health sector over the past one decade.

"has made commendable progress on the health front in the last 10 years. Maternal mortality rate has plummeted from 312 to 165 while infant mortality rate has dropped from 42 to 38. There has also been a significant decline in the proportion of teenage girls getting married and bearing children", told reporters.

He was addressing a press conference held at the Chief Minister's secretariat after holding a review meeting of the health scenario in the state.

"There has also been remarkable improvement in other indicators like routine immunization which has risen from 18 per cent to 85 per cent. The state's performance with regard to which aims at immunizing children under the age of two years has also been satisfactory," noted.

"The state's medical education scenario has looked up as well. The Centre also intends to help in effective implementation of its own health schemes by including these under the Ayushman Bharat Yojana," the said.

Bihar Kumar, Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi, Union for Health Ashwini Choubey, and Chief Secretary were present in the meeting.

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First Published: Mon, July 09 2018. 22:40 IST