Patna:Dec 05, 2010
About 90,000 children die in Bihar every year within the first month of their birth, state principal health secretary C.K. Mishra said. at the annual national neonatal forum convention and national workshop on newborn health. Most of the causes of neonatal deaths can be prevented and managed by a set of interventions at household, community and health facility levels, he said. According to him, the Comprehensive Newborn Care Initiative (CNCI) developed by the Bihar government with technical support from Unicef and the National Neonatology Forum will be scaled up in all 38 districts across the state over the next three years.
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