Infants fare better even in Pakistan and Bangladesh, says a new report.
Non-governmental organisation Save the Children compared first-day deaths in 186 countries for its "State of World's Mother Report". Luxembourg has the least new-born deaths, India the most, the reports says.
While infant deaths in India have come down by almost half compared to 1990, the rate has been slower than that in, say, Nepal.
The country's report card on mother and child health too is abysmal; India is behind Pakistan and Bangladesh on this list.
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