Madhya Pradesh to be awarded for reducing maternal mortality | Current Affairs, Current Affairs 2018

Madhya Pradesh to be awarded for reducing maternal mortality

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With the state of Madhya Pradesh registering an unprecedented 48-digit decline in maternal deaths, the state has been chosen for award.
Reducing maternal mortality is possible under Prime Minister’s Safe Motherhood Campaign. The Prime Minister’s Safe Motherhood Campaign has been launched to ensure quality care of over 3 crore pregnant women of the country before delivery.
Madhya Pradesh has been registered an unprecedented 48-digit decline in maternal deaths as per the report of the Registrar General of India from 2014 to 2016.
The maternal mortality rate was 221 in the year 2011-13, which has now dropped down further to just 173. There has been a significant decline of 22% in the last three years in the state.
The results of the various awareness programmes like institutional delivery, ANM, Anganwadi workers, knock-out campaigns etc. have now started showing the fruitful result. State government official claimed that this decline will be more noticeable in the coming years.
Effective efforts are being made from health institution level to community level. People have been made aware that soon after getting pregnant, the pregnant woman should be registered in the health center soon. This will make it easier to control complications besides ensuring essential tests, immunization, and treatment of anaemia before delivery.

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