Infant Mortality Rate reduced to 5.55% in 2019: Rajasthan Health Minister

Updated:3 weeks, 3 days ago IST

Jaipur (Rajasthan), Dec 31 (ANI): Health Minister of Rajasthan, Raghu Sharma hit out at Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for ‘politicizing’ the deaths of newborns in Kota’s government hospital. Health Minister said that their government reduced the Infant Mortality Rate to 5.55% in 2019. “The Infant Mortality Rate in the state was 7.62% in 2014, 7.17% in 2015, 6.66% in 2016, 6% in 2017 & 6.11% in 2018. We have reduced it to 5.55% in 2019,” said Health Minister in Jaipur. He also said, “Opposition leaders are spreading infection by visiting hospital.”The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has issued a show-cause notice to the Chief Medical Officer of Kota District over infant deaths in the JK Lon Hospital in December.

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