New born child mortality rate high in Nepal
Banke, August 5: At least 33 out of every 1000 newborn children die in Nepal, a data reveals.
The government has started establishing ‘birth centre’ in remote rural areas to make the newborn child care and safe motherhood programme effective in line with its objective to reduce the mortality to 16 out of 1000 by 2015.
It is found that 42 per cent of newborn mortality occurred due to no good and easy-going environment for child delivery while 29 per cent is caused by under-weight on birth.
Likewise, sometimes child died within the womb of mother having weak health condition due to suffocation.
According to Banke District Public Health Office, total 227 newborn children below 28 days breathed their last in Banke during the last one year, which calls for implementing newborn child care and safe motherhood programme in an effective manner.