Like clockwork, no less than one Indian lady dies during pregnancy and child birth, the World Health Organization said, on Sunday. As indicated by WHO, of the 529,000 maternal passings happening each year, 136,000 or 25.7% of the death passings occur in India. 

One Woman Dies Every 5 Minutes During Pregnancy in India: WHO

As according to the WHO, In fact, two-thirds of maternal deaths occur after delivery, postpartum hemorrhage being the most commonly reported complication. The incidence of emergency postpartum hysterectomies is about 83/100,000 with a maternal mortality of 17.7 per cent and a perinatal mortality of 37.5 per cent.”

One Woman Dies Every 5 Minutes During Pregnancy in India: WHO

Baby blues draining or baby blues discharge (PPH) is characterized as loss of more than 500 ml or 1,000 ml of blood inside initial 24 hours of labor. As a consequence of high PPH rates in India, it is rare that the nation will accomplish the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 5 concentrated on diminishing maternal mortality and accomplishing widespread access to conceptive medicinal services.

One Woman Dies Every 5 Minutes During Pregnancy in India: WHO

The major reason behind the same is that a population of 1.2 billion people requires 12 billion units of blood annually but collects only 9 million i.e. a complete 25% deficit. Globally, there are advancements in the field of Patient blood management but in India, the same has been looked after so far.

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