FRIDAY, APRIL 19, 201905:55 PM IST

Infant death reduction targets to be advanced

The government is confident of reducing the newborn (birth to 28 days) mortality rate to single digit long before the 2030 target date. The present death rate is 29 per 1,000 live births. For this are required simple, cost-effective interventions before and immediately after delivery. Inaugurating the Indian Newborn Action Plan…