• Infant Mortality Rate is 11 per 1000 live births (SRS 2011) which is lowest in the country along with the State of Manipur.
  • 10 New Born Care Corners set up in CHCs & PHCs at delivery points.
  • Special Neonatal Care Units set up at North and South Goa District hospitals.
  • New Born Screening for inborn metabolic disorders is operational. Till December 2012, a total of 43374 newborns are screened and 155 are found to be presumptive positive for metabolic disorders.  Necessary measures are taken along with Nutrition Education to prevent the deaths in these babies.
  • Breast Feeding promotion counseling units are set up in District Hospitals and at Goa Medical College in partnership with Voluntary Health Association, Goa Chapter.

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