Chandigarh: Dec 28, 2010
Haryana Health Minister Geeta Bhukkal claimed that the State had “moved up its health indices ladder'' with the adoption of innovative maternal and child healthcare strategies and effective interventions. The infant mortality rate (IMR) had come down to 42 per 1,000 live births which is way below the national average of 57 per 1,000 live births in the country, according to the National Family Health Survey (NFHS)-III. Besides, having administered two-thirds of children all the recommended vaccinations, Haryana ranks seventh among the states from the standpoint of highest vaccination coverage, according to NFHS-III. Institutional deliveries had increased to 64 per cent in 2009 from 59 per cent in 2008.
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