A Lieutenant General in the Army rides a cycle to office and back twice a week. Not only does Commandant of the College of Military Engineering (CME), Lt Gen U S P Sinha, cycle five kilometres from home to office on Wednesdays and Saturdays, but all other officers and students of the college have been doing the same for the last two years.

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Maternal mortality rate in the state: 370 per 1 lakh.

Maternal mortality rate in the country: 250 per 1 lakh.

These startling figures came to the fore at the ongoing leadership training programme for medical officers at XLRI today.

The programme on reproductive health also threw up an infant mortality rate shocker. The current rate in the state is 48 per 1,000.

Though the maternal mortality rate (MMR) has dropped in Uttar Pardesh, its gap with the national average is growing.

This was indicated in the detailed scenario of maternal health care presented at a public interaction programme organised by Mahila Swasthya Adhikar Manch and Health Watch UP at Ganna Sansthan auditorium on Thursday.

BHUBANESWAR: The State has been able to bring down the infant mortality rate (IMR) by 20 points as against 15 points at the national level.

A review on the performance of the IMR Mission by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik here today revealed that IMR rate, which was 93 per 1,000 live births in 2001, has come down to 71 per 1,000 live births by 2007.

World Health Day quietly slipped away on Tuesday with no formal programme being organised by the state Health department. Officials attributed the memory loss to the fact that it coincided with a gazetted holiday.


SONEPUR: Maternal mortality rate (MMR) in Sonepur has registered a sharp rise.

As per a survey, in 2005, 208 maternal mortality cases were reported which went up to 279 in 2006. In 2007, MMR count stood at 283.

PNS | Shimla

Himachal was better placed in Infant and Maternal Mortality Rate compared to national and international standards, Health Minister Rajiv Bindal told State Assembly here on Tuesday.