The officials said that the Centre has set a target to reduce Infant Mortality Rate to 25 in every 1000 births by 2017 while the Infant Mortality Rate in Mizoram was still 30 in every 1,000 births.
They also said that coordinated efforts by different departments like the Health Services, Social Welfare, Public Health Engineering, Education and Rural Development was a must to achieve the target.
Maternal Mortality Rate is to be reduced to 100 in every 1,000 pregnant women during the 12th Plan Period, the officials added.


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