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Expenditure hurdles for NRHM

Expenditure hurdles for NRHM


India’s expenditure on public health is extremely low compared with other developing countries

Though there has been a marginal decrease in shortfall of doctors at public health centres, state-wise data is uneven.

Institutional deliveries improving across states

Lack of specialists remains a serious problem across states

The infant mortality rate has declined from 58 per 1,000 live births in 2005 to 47 in 2009, while the maternal mortality rate has declined from 254 per 100,000 live births in 2004-06 to 212 in 2007-09.

Compiled by: Malia Politzer/Mint

Graphics by Sandeep Bhatnagar; illustrations by Shyamal Banerjee/Mint

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