Safe motherhood--a long way to achieve.

  title={Safe motherhood--a long way to achieve.},
  author={Arup Kumar Majhi and Arnab Mondal and Gautam Mukherjee},
  journal={Journal of the Indian Medical Association},
  volume={99 3},
Maternal mortality ratio (MMR) is the most important index for monitoring the progress of safe motherhood programmes. A retrospective analysis of all maternal deaths at RG Kar Medical College and Hospital, Calcutta from 1st January, 1995 to 31st December, 1997 was carried out. There were 29,563 live births and 203 maternal deaths giving cumulative MMR of 686.67 per 100,000 live births. Among the victims 25.6% were < or = 20 years of age, majority (73.4%) were unbooked, mostly from rural (59.6… CONTINUE READING