Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya hails health workers, community members efforts for significant reduction in Child Mortality


India has achieved significant landmarks in reduction of Child Mortality. As per the Sample Registration System Statistical Report 2020, the country has been witnessing a progressive reduction in Infant Mortality Rate, Neonatal Mortality Rate, and under-five Mortality Rate since 2014.

Infant Mortality Rate has registered a two-point decline to 28 per one thousand live births in 2020 from 30 per one thousand live births in 2019.

Under five Mortality Rate for the country has also shown a significant decline of three points from 32 in 2020 to 35 per one thousand live births in 2019. The neonatal Mortality Rate has also declined by two points from 22 in 2019 to 20 per one thousand live births in 2020.

Health Minister Dr Mansukh Mandaviya congratulated the nation on this achievement and thanked all health workers, caregivers, and community members for relentlessly working towards reducing child mortality. He said, there has been a sustained decline since 2014. Dr Mandaviya said, India is poised to meet 2030 Sustainable Development Goals targets of child mortality with focused interventions, strong Centre-State partnership, and dedication of all health workers.