Telangana logged 100% institutional childbirths, safe deliveries in 2021-22

HYDERABAD: The state stood first in the country for institutional deliveries of children, recording 100 per cent institutional deliveries in 2021-22, as per a National Health Mission report released by the Centre.

It increased from 99.83 per cent of institutional deliveries from 2020-21, the report stated, with the rest being home deliveries.

Further, the share of safe childbirths also went up from 99.96 per cent in 2020-21 to 100 per cent in 2021-22, according to the report.

Besides Telangana, Lakshadweep also reported 100 per cent institutional deliveries, as per the report.

Telangana health minister T. Harish Rao said that it was a significant milestone in maternal and child healthcare, and attributed the achievement to the KCR Kit initiative, “which promoted safe and healthy deliveries and reinforced the state's commitment to creating a healthier future for the people of Telangana.”

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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