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Despite Art. 21 of Constitution guarantying ‘Right to Life’, 44,000 Women die while giving Birth Yearly

August,2,2016:

Countries like Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar, Columbia fare better than India

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Government on Tuesday informed that about 44,000 women die every year while giving birth in the country, with Assam having highest Maternal Mortality Rate (MMR), 300 per one lakh live births.

J P Nadda, Union Minister of Health and Family Matters enunciated that as per the available data on Maternal Mortality Rate (MMR) which provides that 167 per 1,00,000 live births according to which approximately 44,000 women die during delivery every year.

Punjab (141), Jharkhand (208), Bihar (208), Chhattisgarh (221),  Madhya Pradesh (221), Rajasthan (244), Odisha (222),, Chhattisgarh (221), followed by Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand stand second with MMR of 285.

J P Nadda, Union Minister of Health and Family Matters further added that lung cancer accounts for about  15.6 per cent of all cancer deaths in males in the country and is leading cause of death. While Cervical and Breast Cancer account for about 20 per cent and also 17.4 per cent of all female cancer deaths respectively.

He also added that according to the Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR), it estimates that incidences of cancer in 2016 are 14.5 lakh and is likely to go up to 17.3 lakh by 2020.

India fares quite poorly in the World. We are at 53 Position among highest  Maternal Mortality Rate Nations. Even Countries like Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar, Columbia fare better than India.

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