Targets of the Health Policy

Targets of the Health Policy

By the year 2000, the following targets shall be attained:

1. The infant mortality rate shall be reduced to 50 per thousand from the present 107 per thousand.

2. The mortality rate of children below 5 years shall be reduced to 70 per thousand from the present 197 per thousand.

3. The total fertility rate shall be reduced to 4 from the present 5.8.

4. The maternal mortality rate shall be reduced to 4 per thousand from the present 8.5 per thousand.

5. The average life expectancy shall be raised to 65 years from the present 53 years.