Baby safety is a hot topic in India as it has become a major issue in the last few years.
According to a report published by The Times Of India, the government has announced plans to improve safety measures in balconies in order to make sure that babies are safe from the elements.
The report cites data from the government indicating that only 2% of babies born in India are killed in accidents while 20% are injured.
In comparison, the United States has an infant mortality rate of 7.3 per 1,000 live births and the United Kingdom has an adult mortality rate for babies of 5.7 per 1.000.
India has an average life expectancy of 72 years.
A report by the World Health Organization (WHO) showed that a child’s life expectancy has increased from 78.9 years in 1970 to 80.1 years in 2014.
In 2015, India saw a rash of infant deaths that was blamed on poor maternal and infant care.
According to the World Bank, only 1% of the country’s population is in a family where the mother has given birth to a child.
A report by The National Institute of Child Health and Child Development (NICHD) in 2017 said that India had the second highest number of infant malnourishment deaths in the world behind China, with one in every seven babies under five years of age in the country having diarrhoea or other diarrhoeas.
The WHO also cited studies suggesting that India’s infant mortality was the third highest in the World.