Question raised in Lok Sabha on Lancet Global Health Report, 13/03/2020

The Lancet Global Health Report was based on the extrapolation of estimates from study carried out in six states, namely Assam, Bihar, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, and Uttar Pradesh, for projection of national estimates, where as the National Family Health Survey (NFHS) IV, 2015-16 was conducted across States and UTs and is based on are presentative sample. It reports9.8% of total pregnancies had a non-live birth which includes 3.4% of induced abortions. Under Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) Rules and Regulations (2003), monthly reporting of total number of cases of MTP in prescribed format is mandatory which is sent from MTP sites to the district authorities.