The health indicators across the country have shown significant improvements. The life expectancy has increased by 5 years in the past decade. What used to be 62.3 years for male and 63.9 years for female in 2001-2005 is now 67.3 years for male and 69.6 years for female in 2011-2015.
There has been reduction in new HIV cases by as much as 57%.
Infant Mortality Rate has come down to 42 in 2012 from 58 per 1000 live births in the year 2005.
Maternal Mortality Ratio has declined from 301 per 100,000 live births in 2001-03 to 212 in 2007-09.
The pace of decline has shown an increasing trend from 4.1% annual rate of decline during 2001-03 to 5.5% in 2004-06 and further to 5.8% in 2007-09.
Total Fertility Rate has come down to 2.4 in 2011 from 2.9 in 2005.
Adding a new feather in the cap is declaration of India as Polio Free Nation.
On the 13th January, 2014, India made history by completing three years without a single case of wild polio. This feat was unimaginable till 2009, when India accounted for more than half of the global polio burden.
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Dr. Anil SinghalLife expectancy increases by 5 years in the past decade in India
by Dr. Anil Singhal ( Author at Spirit India )
Posted on February 3rd, 2014 at 11:59 am.
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