According to a special bulletin issued by the office of the Registrar General of India, the maternal mortality ratio decreased from 130 per lakh live births in 2014–16 to 97 per lakh live births in 2018–20. According to the report, Kerala has the lowest Maternal Mortality Ratio (MMR) at 19 per lakh live births, while Assam has the highest MMR at 195.

The improvement in the nation’s MMR was credited to the Narendra Modi administration’s numerous healthcare measures, according to Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya.

An indicator of the reproductive health of women in an area is the maternal mortality rate. The Special Bulletin on Maternal Mortality in India 2018–20 said that problems during and after pregnancy, childbirth, or abortion cause a large number of deaths in women of reproductive age.

No matter the length or location of the pregnancy, the World Health Organization defines maternal death as “the death of a woman while pregnant or within 42 days of termination of pregnancy, from any cause related to or aggravated by the pregnancy or its management but not from accidental or incidental causes.”

Posted by Mandaviya in a tweet, “Maternal Mortality Ratio significantly decreased from 130 per lakh live births in 2014–16 to 97 per lakh live births in 2018–2020. MMR has significantly decreased as a result of the numerous healthcare steps taken by PM Narendra Modi Ji’s administration to provide high-quality maternal and reproductive care.”

Assam has the highest maternal mortality rate (MMR), which is followed by Madhya Pradesh (173 per lakh live births) and Uttar Pradesh (167), according to the Special Bulletin on Maternal Mortality in India 2018-20.According to the report, Kerala has the lowest MMR, followed by Telangana (43), Maharashtra (33), and 33).

The Maternal Mortality Ratio, which is defined as the number of maternal deaths during a given time period per 100,000 live births during the same period, is one of the most important indicators of maternal mortality.The global maternal mortality ratio is to be brought down to less than 70 per 100,000 live births, according to Sustainable Development Goal 3.1 of the United Nations.

In addition to conducting the population census and overseeing the country’s compliance with the Registration of Births and Deaths Act, the Office of the Registrar General of India under the Ministry of Home Affairs has been providing estimates on fertility and mortality using the Sample Registration System.

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