Uttar Pradesh tops in pregnancy related deaths

Lucknow, Oct 7 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh tops the list in pregnancy related deaths in the country, a study by a human rights watchdog said.

A US-based international organisation, Human Rights Watch (HRW) arrived at the conclusion after carrying out a case study across certain districts, culminating in a report that was released here Wednesday.

Releasing the report, former Lucknow University vice-chancellor Roop Rekha Verma expressed deep concern over the prevailing situation and called upon the state government to take note of the recommendations made by HRW to arrest the trend.

According to the report prepared by HRW’s Asia researcher Aruna Kashyap, “India alone contributes to a little under a fourth of the world’s maternal mortality, with a maternal mortality ratio (MMR) of 450 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births.”

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