It seems that situation of maternal deaths in India is going really bad with as many as 57,000 maternal deaths reported in 2010, as per a UN report. In comparison to countries like Sri Lanka, China, Thailand and Brazil, India has managed to get the MMR (Maternal Mortality Rate) of 212 now from 437 per one lakh live births in 1999.
With the figures are making rounds, it would not be wrong to say that the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) of 109 per one lakh live births by 2015 is a lot far from reach. "The MMR recorded a 38 per cent decline in maternal deaths between 1999 and 2009. There has been progress but we are not there just yet", said Frederika Meijer, India Representative for United Nations Population Fund, while making it clear that there is dire need to make Auxiliary Nurses and Midwives accessible to expecting mothers.
Among all the states, Assam, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan were the worst affected. With one woman is dying every ten minutes, it is nothing less than a shock for the government and they need to find answer for the same. It has become highly imperative that the unmet needs of women are being addressed before the situation goes out of control.