The Haryana National Health Mission clarified that 1,208 infants deaths were reported in the State between April and June this year as against 1,264 such deaths during the corresponding period in 2019.
Until 2019, an offline, manual reporting system was in use for compilation of births and deaths. Only limited information was collected in this system and hence age-wise deaths were not captured till 2019.
There were reports about Haryana registering a rise in deaths of infants between April and June 2020 with 1,208 infants deaths reported in these three months as against 828 such deaths during the corresponding period in 2019.
The Supreme Court has refused to direct the Centre to transfer the contributions made to the PM Cares Fund for battling the Covid-19 pandemic to the National Disaster Response Fund (NDRF).
A bench headed by Justice Ashok Bhushan said that voluntary contribution can always be made to the NDRF as there is no statutory bar under the Disaster Management Act.
The judgement came on a PIL, filed by NGO 'Centre for Public Interest Litigation, seeking a direction that all the money collected under the PM Cares Fund for the Covid-19 pandemic should be transferred to the NDRF.
The PIL had also sought a direction to the government to prepare, notify and implement a national plan under the Disaster Management Act to deal with the Covid-19 pandemic.