The Unicef report on newborn deaths should serve as a wake-u
The sixth position from the bottom among eight South Asian countries when it comes to newborn deaths suggests that there are serious gaps in both the health system and political commitment on this issue in India.

A staggering 700,000 of the one million babies who died within 28 days of birth in South Asia in 2015 was in India, according to a recent Unicef report. Only Pakistan and Afghanistan ranked lower than India. This figure means that India accounts for 26% of newborn deaths in the world. The high number of births due to a young population means that newborn mortality rates are high, but there are several interventions that can help bring down these figures....