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Action taken to prevent Pre-Term births: Minister informs Parliament

Action taken to prevent Pre-Term births: Minister informs Parliament

New Delhi: Recently, through a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha, minister of state (independent charge) Sh Ashwini Kumar Choubey informed about the Action taken to prevent Pre-Term births.

As per WHO Publication in the year 2012, titled, “Born too Soon: The Global Action Report on Preterm Birth” 13% of all the births in India are estimated to be pre-term. Therefore estimated 33.4 lakhs pre-term babies were born in India in 2016 and this contributes to 22% of the world’s preterm births.The State-wise estimates for the same are not available.

The state wise allocation and expenditure of funds under the National Health Mission, including the State of West Bengal for the period 2014-15 to 2016-17 are given below:

State-wise Release and Expenditure under NHM for the F.Y. 2014-15 to 2016-17
Rs. in crore
Sl. No. States  2014-15  2015-16  2016-17
 Release  Exp  Release  Exp  Release  Exp
1 Andaman & Nicobar Islands             23.36          24.33           37.30          11.47          44.81                 28.83
2 Andhra Pradesh           519.73        902.91         643.52      1,090.17         590.14             1,247.63
3 Arunachal Pradesh           139.41          69.50         162.65         146.27         160.35                165.16
4 Assam           877.13        915.88         971.35      1,186.01      1,040.46             1,331.77
5 Bihar        1,148.32     1,427.40      1,159.49      1,621.67         958.11             1,536.72
6 Chandigarh             12.15          15.26           23.89          20.98          21.22                 20.36
7 Chattisgarh           500.41        716.04         412.26         758.28         575.05                987.40
8 Dadra & Nagar Haveli               8.40            8.56           14.37          15.54          16.99                 17.22
9 Daman & Diu               6.91            7.67           10.53          15.69          11.25                   9.97
10 Delhi           154.04        222.64         163.80         137.29         234.38                147.56
11 Goa             26.03          29.50           16.77          24.92          19.29                 40.52
12 Gujarat           832.86        873.66         693.78      1,272.42         844.90             1,376.91
13 Haryana           273.60        438.18         291.96         493.23         310.46                510.00
14 Himachal Pradesh           185.84        306.92         246.49         281.26         209.30                343.39
15 Jammu & Kashmir           335.51        393.29         367.90         420.94         357.30                414.43
16 Jharkhand           359.62        372.01         411.50         590.18         391.70                570.60
17 Karnataka           697.24        858.18         740.45      1,141.61         695.77             1,268.33
18 Kerala           521.99        509.83         304.14         632.88         445.06                737.69
19 Lakshadweep               5.08            1.36            5.69            2.72            3.81                   4.32
20 Madhya Pradesh        1,162.50     1,738.02      1,132.19      2,046.60      1,458.76             1,956.84
21 Maharashtra        1,431.76     1,834.40      1,085.92      1,734.44      1,221.34             1,773.47
22 Manipur           128.81          86.91         112.16         105.51          78.50                 78.99
23 Meghalaya           104.13          70.72         102.22         133.55         159.86                145.68
24 Mizoram           103.28          93.29           94.68          95.57          80.66                 90.45
25 Nagaland           114.92          63.04         104.85          81.05          94.88                134.55
26 Orissa           667.16        944.10         652.62      1,205.77         685.20             1,255.88
27 Puducherry             22.56          23.35           18.61          21.77          35.50                 32.56
28 Punjab           379.35        460.59         295.23         649.49         284.99                687.75
29 Rajasthan        1,115.96     1,722.69      1,287.84      1,799.11      1,204.84             1,856.77
30 Sikkim             51.60          41.36           41.01          50.71          41.67                 50.57
31 Tamil Nadu           952.75     2,248.06      1,093.22      1,633.37         752.76             1,816.97
32 Tripura           123.11        130.15         136.29         118.77         123.89                141.27
33 Uttar Pradesh        2,431.06     3,671.26      2,862.83      4,451.78      3,095.17             4,901.10
34 Uttarakhand           270.55        324.42         276.41         335.95         260.87                346.01
35 West Bengal        1,058.62     1,196.78         959.51      1,487.62         741.99             1,743.92
36 Telangana 378.72 334.68 436.63 505.55 384.47 687.15
Total     17,124.48  23,076.94   17,370.07  26,320.13  17,635.67         28,458.73
Note: 1. The above releases relate to Central Govt. Grants & do not include State share contribution and Kind Grants under Immunization.

2.  Expenditure includes expenditure against central Release, State release & unspent balances at the beginning of  the year

 

 


Source: government press release
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