19 July, 2020
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Maternal Mortality Ratio
Paper-3 Health/Women (Mains-Optional)
Recently, the Office of the Registrar General’s Sample Registration System (SRS) has released a special bulletin on Maternal Mortality in India 2016-18. As per the World Health Organization, maternal death is the death of a woman while pregnant or within 42 days of termination of pregnancy, from any cause related to or aggravated by the pregnancy or its management.
Maternal Mortality Ratio of the Country:
MMR of Various States:
Maternal mortality in a region is a measure of reproductive health of women in the area. The WHO has already appreciated India’s efforts in reducing the maternal mortality rate. India needs to give a special focus to states with higher maternal mortality ratio.
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