Maternal Mortality Rate in India falls: The Maternal Mortality Rate decreased from 130 per lakh live births in 2014–16 to 97 per lakh live births in 2018–20 in India, according to a Special Bulletin issued by the office of the Registrar General of India. Assam has the highest Maternal Mortality Rate (MMR), at 195, while Kerala has the lowest MMR, at 19 per lakh live births, according to the most recent data available.
Maternal Mortality Rate in India falls: Key Points
- Mansukh Mandaviya, the union minister of health, credited the many healthcare measures of the Narendra Modi administration for the improvement in India’s MMR.
- The current report from India’s Registrar General’s office gives the rate of maternal mortality for the years 2018 to 20.
- According to the Special Bulletin on Maternal Mortality in India 2018–20, Assam has the highest MMR, which is followed by Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh, both of which have MMRs of 173 per lakh live births.
- Maharashtra, at 33, and Telangana, at 43, are the two states that follow Kerala, which has the lowest Maternal Mortality Ratio.
- The Maternal Mortality Ratio, which is defined as the number of maternal deaths during a given time period per 100,000 live births during the same period, is one of the most important indicators of maternal mortality.
What is the Global Maternal Mortality rate?
The global maternal mortality rate is to be decreased to less than 70 per 100,000 live births during the same period, according to Target 3.1 of the Sustainable Development Goals established by the United Nations.
What is the Maternal Mortality rate?
- The maternal mortality rate is an indicator of the reproductive health of women in an area. A lot of women who are of reproductive age pass away from problems that arise during, immediately after, or during an abortion.
- Maternal death, according to the World Health Organization, is the passing away of a woman while she is pregnant or within 42 days of her pregnancy ending, regardless of the length and location of the pregnancy, from any cause connected to or aggravated by the pregnancy or its management, but not from accidental or incidental problems.
India’s Office of the Registrar General
The Ministry of Home Affairs’ Office of the Registrar General of India has been providing estimates on fertility and mortality using the Sample Registration System, in addition to conducting the Population Census and overseeing the country’s compliance with the Registration of Births and Deaths Act.