J&K Birth And Death Rates Below National Average

J&K Birth And Death Rates Below National Average

4 April 2012
PTI


Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir has lower birth, death and infant mortality rate in comparison to the all India ratio and the state also tops the chart in institutional delivery and immunisation, a state minister today said. Birth, death, fertility and infant mortality rate of the state is less than all India indicators with higher percentage of institutional delivery and full immunisation, minister for health Sham Lal Sharma said. He was replying to a question of member Subash Chander Gupta in Legislative Council. As compared to 22.5 birth rate at national level, J&K has 18.3 birth rate followed by 5.7 death rate, 2.2 fertility rate and 43 infant mortality rate as compared to 7.3 per cent, 2.6 per cent and 47 per cent respectively at all India level, Sharma said. Similarly, as compared to 72.90 per cent institutional delivery at the all India level and 67.2 per cent safe delivery, 61 per cent full immunisation and 71.5 per cent children vaccinated with DPT, J&K has 80.9 per cent, 82.9 per cent, 66.6 per cent and 77 per cent respectively, he said.