April 24, 2019
Bangla has achieved 100% immunisation of children
World Immunisation Week begins today. On this occasion, we want to remind everyone that the Trinamool Congress Government has been able to immunise 100 per cent children in the State.
Primary achievements related to child healthcare:
•Complete immunisation of children has risen from 80% to 100%
•Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) down from 32 in 2011 to 25 in 2018 (deaths per 1,000 live births)
•Maternal Mortality Rate has reduced from 113 to 101
•Institutional Delivery has increased from 65% in 2010 to 97.5% in 2018
•Number of SNSUs has shot up from zero to 307
•Number of SNCUs has gone up from just 6 to 70, with 2,217 functional beds
•Out of 15 PICUs (Paediatric Intensive Care Units) planned, 12 are fully functional and the remaining three units will be functional by September 2019
•13 Mother and Child Hubs (M&CH) are being set up for ensuring a qualitative and quantitative improvement in maternal and child services at hospitals with high case load.