India has registered significant decline in under five child mortality rate. Health Ministry in a release said, the rate of decline has doubled over the last year.
As per the Sample Registration System data, under-five child mortality of the country has shown that the mortality has come down to 39 per thousand in 2016 from 43 in 2015.
It said, most of the states have shown good progress in reduction of under-five child mortality from the previous year, except Chattisgarh, Delhi and Uttarakhand, which have shown a slight increase over the previous year. However, Telangana has shown no change in 2016.
In a tweet, Health Minister J P Nadda said, the results signify that the strategic approach of the government is yielding dividends and the efforts of focusing on low performing states are paying off.
He stated that India with the current rate of decline of under-five child mortality rate is on track to meet the Sustainable Development Goal target of 25 by 2030.
Mr Nadda said, the government is committed to advancing the agenda of Universal Health Coverage in the country and its initiatives like Mission Indradhanush is significantly turning the tide in favour of India.