Mizoram has registered a 10 points drop in Infant Mortality Rate (IMR), making it to second rank in the country’s tally after Nagaland.

State health minister R Lalthangliana on Saturday said that the state brought its IMR down from 15 to single digit of 5 according to the latest Sample Registration System (SRS) bulletin.

With 10 points drop, Mizoram is the best performing state in the country as regard to reduction of mortality rate of infant below one year, he said.

He said that the state achieved 27 points drop in IMR over the past three years.

The health minister attributed the achievement to hard work of health workers and support of people.

He also informed Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan about the achievement during a video of conference of health ministers of Northeastern states on Saturday.

Vardhan congratulated Mizoram and state health minister for achieving a 10 point drop in IMR on Saturday.

Mizoram has recorded Infant mortality rate (IMR) of 21 points during the fiscal 2016-2017 with 405 infants dying before attaining the age of one.

During 2017-18 it was reduced to 20 and it further reduced to 15 in 2018-19.

In 2018, the state has been awarded for being among the best performing states in the country in reducing infant mortality rate.

According to Sample Registration System (SRS) bulletin released by Census of India recently, Nagaland top the Country list in reduction of IMR with 4 followed by Mizoram with 5.

Goa, Kerala and Sikkim stood third with 7 of IMR.

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