There has been an 8% decline in infant mortality rate (IMR), infant deaths per 1,000 live births, from 2015 to 2016, according to the 2016 Sample Registration Survey bulletin released in September 2017.

 

As many as 840,000 infants died in 2016 compared to 930,000 last year, data show.

 

The gender disparity in infant deaths is also closing, and is less than 10% in 2016 compared to 2015, data show.

 

Here are some of the findings of the bulletin:

   

(Yadavar is a principal correspondent with IndiaSpend.)

 

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There has been an 8% decline in infant mortality rate (IMR), infant deaths per 1,000 live births, from 2015 to 2016, according to the 2016 Sample Registration Survey bulletin released in September 2017.

As many as 840,000 infants died in 2016 compared to 930,000 last year, data show.

The gender disparity in infant deaths is also closing, and is less than 10% in 2016 compared to 2015, data show.

Here are some of the findings of the bulletin:

(Yadavar is a principal correspondent with IndiaSpend.)

We welcome feedback. Please write to respond@www.health-check.in. We reserve the right to edit responses for language and grammar.

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“Liked this story? Indiaspend.org is a non-profit, and we depend on readers like you to drive our public-interest journalism efforts. Donate Rs 500; Rs 1,000, Rs 2,000.”



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  1. Decline in mortality of infants is a good news. It may come down further if proper natal and neonatal treatment facilities are provided specially in rural areas and semi – urban areas.

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