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Infant Mortality Rate
Opinion  /  Published 19.01.21

No chance to touch the skies

Earlier this month, in Maharashtra’s Bhandara, 10 infants died when the hospital they were in caught fire. Hospital attendants safely rescued seven infants. The horrific incident occurred in the...
By Jaideep Hardikar in

Opinion  /  Published 02.10.20

Life Line: Differences in Indian life spans

The key to living a long life can be found not in philosophy but in hard data. Life expectancy has been a vital part of the discourse on health in India, with markers such as health coverage and hospi...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 16.09.19

A Pakistan inside the very heart of India

The most dangerous enemy that has been created in the Indian psyche over the decades is Pakistan. For successive Indian governments, Pakistan, touted as the most dangerous enemy, has actually been a t...
By Kabir Rana in

India  /  Published 09.05.20

J&K witnesses decline in infant mortality rate

Jammu and Kashmir has been able to achieve 'remarkable improvement' in multiple indicators related to maternal and child health in recent years, with a decline in infant mortality rate (IMR), an offic...
By PTI in

Opinion  /  Published 21.05.19

How India can reduce child deaths

A progress report does not always bring cheer. A Lancet study showed that death of children under five in India went down from 2.5 million in the year 2000 to 1.2 million in 2015. Unfortunately, this ...
By The Editorial Board in

North East  /  Published 09.11.18

Infant deaths rock Jorhat hospital

The number of babies who have died in Jorhat Medical College and Hospital (JMCH) since November 1 rose to 18 on Friday, prompting in Dispur rushing a team of experts to take stock of the situation.Ass...
By Devajit Baruah in Jorhat

Opinion  /  Published 04.02.19

India's collapse against the Kiwis was disheartening

Parting shotSir — Spitting is a nasty and dangerous habit. It often helps spread infections. Reports suggest that India leads other countries when it comes to the burden of such infectious diseases....
By The Telegraph in

Opinion  /  Published 08.01.20

Deadly dots join recurring infant deaths

Nightmares are often recurrent. In the Gorakhpur tragedy in 2017, over 1,300 infants died owing primarily to the lack of essential resources — the shortage of oxygen cylinders in this instance. A si...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 17.05.20

Dead on arrival: Neonatal and under-5 mortality

Selective achievements cannot always be a sign of overall progress. Significant gains are worth celebrating: India’s under-five mortality count went down from 83 in 2000 to 42 per 1,000 live births ...
By The Editorial Board in


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