Maternal mortality rate declines by 15 percent in Bihar

Patna, June 17 (IANS) The maternal mortality rate (MMR) in Bihar has fallen by about 15 percent, as more and more women are opting for institutional deliveries. Women have also been demanding improvement in health services and infrastructure, according to official figures released here Wednesday.

The MMR, maternal death per lakh live births in Bihar decreased from 371 in 2001-03 to 312 in 2004-06.

via Maternal mortality rate declines by 15 percent in Bihar.

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