The Maternal Mortality Rate (MMR) in Chhattisgarh has fallen to an all-time low of 137.
A communiqué from the Health Department said that MMR, which was 159 between 2016-18, fell due to special attention given to the health of pregnant and lactating women as well as infants.
A special bulletin from the office of the Registrar General on Monday said the MMR has dipped 22 points.
MMR is defined as the number of maternal deaths per 100,000 live births due to pregnancy or termination of pregnancy, regardless of the site or duration of pregnancy.
The maternal mortality rate is used to represent the risk associated with pregnancy among women.
Between 50 to 98 percent of maternal deaths are caused by direct obstetric causes (hemorrhage, infection and hypertensive disorders, ruptured uterus, hepatitis and anemia). Deaths are also linked to illegally induced abortion, the statement said.