The following reasons are responsible for more maternal deaths in India than any other country in the world:
(A) Backwardness and poverty
(B) Lack of medical facilities, education and awareness.
The following efforts are being done by the Indian Health Ministry to overcome this issue:
(A) Ministry of Health has announced it is strengthening efforts in the 264 districts that account for nearly 70% of all infant and maternal deaths.
(B) The government is seriously implementing a ‘mother and child tracking system’ which tracks every pregnant women by name for the provision of timely anetnatal care, institutional delivery, postnatal care, and immunisation for new born.
(C) The Indian Government has committed to promoting maternal health and family planning, pledging to spend $ 3.5 billion per year on improving health services, especially women’s and children’s health.