Raipur: August 17, 2010
Chhattisgarh, which has a vast population that has no access to health facilities, has improved its infant and maternal mortality rates. The state government's initiatives to reach all areas of the state's 18 districts have started showing results as now the latest figures say the state's infant mortality rate has declined to 57 from 95 infants per 1,000,". An official of the Directorate of Health Services said that maternal mortality rate has also come down to 33 from 47 per 1,000, and significantly the institutional delivery has risen to 42 percent from the earlier figure of just 14 percent.
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