NEW DELHI, Oct 26: Minister of State for Health Anupriya Patel said that India's Maternal Mortality Ratio (MMR) has declined at an accelerated pace in the last few years indicating considerable progress in the area of women's health.
"Maternal mortality Ratio (MMR) is one such indicator which reflects this progress. India's MMR in the last few years has declined at an accelerated pace to reach 130 per one lakh live births in 2014-16. This means we save more than 30 mothers every day," Patel added.
The minister along with Health secretary Preeti Sudan also released a report on Breast Cancer Landscape in India during a seminar on "Women's Health Challenges, Access and Prevention" organised by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), here.
Patel further stated that under the National Health Mission (NHM) a "continuum of care" approach is employed to ensure the best possible health outcomes for women throughout their reproductive life-cycle. - IANS