Delivery Service now Free in Nepal

Government of Nepal has decided to make delivery service free across the country from 14 January 2009. The cost covering normal and scissoring section will be reimbursed to all health institutions accordingly by Ministry of Health as Regional Director Dr N.P. KC said in a regional workshop today in Biratnagar.  

In Nepal, Maternal Mortality Rate (MMR) is 283 per 100,000 live births in 2005 and which is expected to lower as 250 by the year 2009 in the country as government plan. However, the MMR is being considered still higher in the region.

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