Regional (M.P & C.G)

Remarkable decline in maternal mortality rate in Madhya Pradesh

Bhopal: As a result of effective implementation of maternal safety programmes in Madhya Pradesh, remarkable decline has been registered in maternal mortality rate in the state. According of annual health survey bulletin 2011-12 released by Registrar General of India, maternal mortality rate in the state declined by 33 points in one year and 102 points in 10 years. A target has been set to under Mamta Abhiyan launched by Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan on National Safe Motherhood Day to further reduce maternal mortality rate to 200 points during year 2013-14.

Maternal mortality rate in Madhya Pradesh was 379 per lakh live births during year 2001-03, which has declined to 277. According to annual health survey, maternal mortality rate in the state, which stood at 310 in year 2010-11, declined by 33 points in year 2011-12.
It is noteworthy that a number of steps have been initiated in Madhya Pradesh to ensure maternal health and safety in the state. Institutional delivery has been promoted effectively. Percentage of institutional deliveries was 26 ten years ago, which has risen to over 81 percent now. To ensure 24X7 maternity services, Comprehensive Emergency Obstetric & Newborn Care (CEmONC) and Basic Emergency Maternal Obstetric and Newborn Care (BEMONC) have been activated. For this, arrangements for human resources, infrastructure development, free medicines and equipment, health tests, referral transport and food are being made in all government hospitals. Besides, village health centres have also been set up for quality pre-natal tests and monitoring of expectant mothers at every stage of pregnancy. This has helped in detection of complex cases at village-level itself and cases are being referred to government institutions at the right time.
Maximum decline in maternal mortality rate in the state has been registered in Indore, Ujjain and Gwalior divisions. It has gone down by 67 points in Indore, 62 in Ujjain and 60 points in Gwalior division. Maternal mortality rate in these divisions has declined to 202, 206 and 215 points, respectively.

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