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    JammuInfant mortality rate in J-K down considerably

    Infant mortality rate in J-K down considerably


    Infant mortality rate in J-K down considerably

    Tawi, January 19: Infant mortality rate (IMR) has considerably decreased in Jammu and and came well below the national average, the State Government informed the Legislative Council today.

    IMR in the State has come down from 34 per cent to 26 per cent which is well below the national average of 37 percent, and Medical minister Bali Baghat said replying to supplementary questions of PDP member Firdous Ahmad Tak, BJP member Surinder Mohan Ambardar and NC MLC Sajad Ahmad Kichloo.

    Highlighting the measures taken to improve healthcare, the Minister said the Government has focused on filling the gap of medicos and paramedics in the hospitals especially in remote areas.

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