The health status, especially that of mother and children can said to be less than satisfactory. Odisha has got the dubious distinction of having the highest IMR in the entire country which stands at 92 per 1,000 live birth.
Similarly 361 mothers in every 1,000 die while giving birth to babies. Despite many efforts at government and non-government levels various programs aimed at population control have not succeeded.
To set the things right, a series of awareness programs were organized in Samangra, Nagapatna, Bira Narasinghpur and Paikasahi villages in Puri district.
The participating women were also explained regarding various issues relating to reproductive and child health. In these programs more than 500 women participated. The occasion was also utilized to immunize 32 pregnant mothers with TT.