Mizoram Government worried over rise in child mortality

Alarmed over the spurt in child mortality cases in Mizoram over the past one year, the State Government has initiated steps to provide better healthcare facilities to the people in remote areas of the State. At least 608 children died during 2007-08 as compared to 258 during the previous year posing serious concern to the authorities, Director of State Health and Family Welfare Department Dr N Pallai said. Pallai told PTI that the department was yet to fathom the cause of rise in child deaths and there was no report of any epidemic-like situation anywhere in the State.

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