13 % of all the births in India are estimated to be pre-term

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New Delhi, 31.03.17: As per WHO Publication in the year 2012, titled, “Born too Soon: The Global Action Report on Preterm Birth” 13 % of all the births in India are estimated to be pre-term. As per the available estimates 33.4 lakh pre-term babies were born in India in 2015 and this contributes to 22% of the world’s preterm births.

 

Various interventions are being implemented under the Reproductive and Child Health (RCH) programme of the National Health Mission of the Government of India to tackle among other things, preterm births.

 

The state wise allocation and expenditure of funds under the RCH programme, including the State of West Bengal for the period 2015-16 are given below:

 

S.No. State 2015-16
Approved Exp
A. High Focus States      
1 Bihar 98206.11 74567
2 Chhattisgarh 33693.26 22655.33
3 Himachal Pradesh 8266.63 5946.47
4 Jammu & Kashmir 25873.85 20150.55
5 Jharkhand 43130.69 24514.18
6 Madhya Pradesh 92524.01 76025.88
7 Orissa 41393.14 35027.43
8 Rajasthan 70887.54 49154.08
9 Uttar Pradesh 151734.33 101974.58
10 Uttarakhand 12414.31 11616.46
B. NE States      
11 Arunachal Pradesh 5295.48 3811.64
12 Assam 61626.52 51374.93
13 Manipur 4671.8 3024.75
14 Meghalaya 5811.21 4479.64
15 Mizoram 4758.27 3400.05
16 Nagaland 4396.44 3211.68
17 Sikkim 1680.04 1201.68
18 Tripura 4141.76 2697.71
C. Non-High Focus States      
19 Andhra 32133.43 29786.21
20 Goa 1425.25 606.63
21 Gujarat 37067.58 28808.14
22 Haryana 20667.03 16385.03
23 Karnataka 41345 27773.67
24 Kerala 16181.48 13881.16
25 Maharashtra 63169.16 44521.79
26 Punjab 17876.56 15018.92
27 Tamil Nadu 48208.17 41189.82
28 Telangana 24750.97 17536.98
29 West Bengal 66054.84 55012.51
D. Small States/UTs      
30 Andaman & Nicobar 1234.69 666.01
31 Chandigarh 1143.97 813.58
32 Dadra & Nagar Haveli 1092.06 712.45
33 Daman 705.18 516.34
34 Delhi 6060.82 3531.2
35 Lakshadweep 429.98 51.54
36 Puducherry 951.14 627.37
  Grand Total 1051002.7 792273.39

 

The Minister of State (Health and Family Welfare), Faggan Singh Kulaste stated this in a written reply in the Lok Sabha here today.

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