08.06.18 (RPSC) Rajasthan Current Affairs



  • Maternal mortality rate declines by 45 points


  • The maternal mortality rate (MMR) of Rajasthan has declined by 45 points (18.4%) from 244 in 2011-13 to 199 in 2014-16, reveals Sample Registration System (SRS) data released on Wednesday. The data states that in India MMR has reduced by 37 points (22.2%).


  • Improving quality at the delivery points, improvement in ante-natal check-up, Kushal Mangal Karyakram to identify high-risk pregnancies along with an increase in institutional deliveries have arrested the MMR. The MMR will be around 150 in the next SRS data.


  • MMR is defined as the number of maternal deaths per 100,000 live births.


  • The institutional delivery currently is 84% in Rajasthan, while all India is 79%. In 2016, the institutional delivery in Rajasthan was 79% and all India was 76%.


  • The data stated that Uttar Pradesh/uttarakhand have registered a decline in MMR by 29.5% (84 points), as the MMR from 285 in 2011-13 reduced to 201 in2013-16. Similarly, assam, bihar/ Jharkhand, Haryana, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh/chhattisgarh have registered decline by 20%-25%, while Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Karnataka, Odisha, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu have declined by 15%-20% and MMR in Maharashtra, Punjab and West Bengal gone down by 10%-15%.