Gujarat’s Chiranjeevi Yojana is now being recommended to be emulated in other states. This is being done to offer better health services to the poor and to help control population. “Population regulation is directly linked to lowering the Maternal Mortality Rate (MMR) and Infant Mortality Rate (IMR). States in which fertility rate is high have high IMR and MMR which reflects poor quality of healthcare. We need to explore innovative ways for deliveries and Chiranjeevi Scheme shows the way forward,” Dr Amarjit Singh of the cell said.