Rural health mission showing results: PM

By Indo Asian News Service | Thursday, August 15, 2013 | 8:02:06 AM IST (+05:30 GMT) Comment 0 Comment

New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Thursday said the national rural health mission had started showing good results and helped bring down both maternal and infant mortality rates.

New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Thursday said the national rural health mission had started showing good results and helped bring down both maternal and infant mortality rates.

"We had launched the National Rural Health Mission in 2005. (It) has started showing good results. Both maternal and infant mortality rates have come down sharply," he said in his Independence Day speech.

He said: "A much larger proportion of children is now born in hospitals. There has also been a large increase in the proportion of children being inoculated."

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