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Distant Dreams

Distant Dreams
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The National Population Policy 2000 set targets to be achieved by 2010. A review of the progress after three years:

  • Reduce Infant Mortality Rate to below 30 per 1,000 births. Now: 74 per 1,000.

  • Reduce Maternal Mortality Rate to below 100 per 1,000 births. Now: 437 per 1,000.

  • Achieve 100% immunisation. Now: 61% in rural areas, with a mere 37% vaccination cover among rural children.

  • 80% institutional deliveries. Now: Only 34% of deliveries in medical institutions.

  • Achieve universal access to services for fertility regulation. Now: 28% have no access to these services.
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