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The infant mortality rate in Russia declined to a historic low. This was stated by Deputy Prime Minister Tatiana Golikova, reports TASS.
According to her, the infant mortality rate in the first quarter of the year declined by 15.7 percent and amounted to 4.3 cases per one thousand newborns. So, the achieved results were below the established “supersystem” decree of the President of Russia Vladimir Putin, according to which infant mortality was reduced to 4.5 cases per one thousand children born.
Golikova noted that each case of infant death should be considered by the experts individually in order to maintain momentum. She added that within the framework of the national project “Health” has created 32 perinatal centers.
In April the Minister of health Veronika Skvortsova said that life expectancy in Russia last year reached a historic high. According to her, on average, the Russians began to live to 72.9 years. She also noted that infant and maternal mortality over the past year fell by 8.9 and 8.2 percent, respectively.
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