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Mizoram registers increase in IMR

AIZAWL: Mizoram has registered an increase in Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) of children death during 2013-14 which is higher than the IMR of 2011-12 and 2012-13, reports by Sunday leading paper ‘Zalen’.

State Programme Officer, (RCH) Dr. Lalthanga assumed that the actual number of children died during 2013-14 might have been against the record cases. Explaining about the cause of rise in IMR, Dr. Lalthanga said while the report of infant death has been received properly, many children death cases had been left unreported due to which IMR has increased considerably over the year as both the birth rate and death rate have to be compared.

According to Dr. Lalthanga Saiha, Lawngtlai, Mamit and Lunglei districts have registered the highest IMR in the state. “The IMR is high especially among Chakma and Reang (Tuikuk) and to tackle the problem, stern measure should be taken up”, he added.
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