KATHMANDU: Chief Secretary Dr Baikuntha Aryal has insisted on the collective efforts to reduce maternal mortality rate acknowledging that the government’s sole measures are not sufficient to combat it.
The achievement in the reduction of maternal mortality rate in the recent times was significant, he said.
“However, special initiations and actions are needed to meet the target of reducing it to 70 per 100,000 live births by 2030.”
As he said, capacity enhancement of local levels with the allotment additional support to them was needed so that they could contribute to meet the target.
Moreover, he underscored the importance of strengthening health institutions and empowering health workers to minimize maternal mortality.