While MMR rises to 81.67, IMR decreases to 5 per 1,000 live births
However, officials and experts say it is a slow process and the government is already taking efforts to bring the number down further.
The Matrujyoti scheme enables pregnant women to avail four ultrasound scans and regular monitoring of vital parameters like blood pressure, blood sugar, haemoglobin, HIV and other necessary tests.
International studies are now underway to help understand the impact of COVID-19 on pregnancy and childbirth around the globe.
In the control group, babies received kangaroo care only for an average of 1.5 hours per day.
Amid the South American country's turbulent political and economic crisis, infant mortality reached 30.12 percent in 2016, with nearly 11,500 deaths of children between zero and one year old.