GOVERNMENT’S EFFORTS SAVING 840 MORE KIDS A DAY THAN 4 YEARS AGO : PM

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Lives of around 840 more children under five years of age are being saved every day, as compared to four years ago because of government-led health interventions, Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi said while inaugurating a global conference on maternal and child health in New Delhi December 12,2018.. “The country has 25 million newborns.

Our robust facility-based newborn care system, which provides care to more than one million babies through 794 state-of-the-art special newborn care units, has served as a successful model. As a result of our interventions, 840 additional lives of children under five are being saved each day in India as compared to four years ago,” he said, highlighting government initiatives including intensified immunisation campaign, increased institutional deliveries and the latest National Nutrition Mission.