Rajasthan is the eighth largest state in India by population. Its geography – sand dunes, rocky terrain, wetlands, etc. – poses challenges for healthcare delivery. Rajasthan fares significantly better than national averages on public health infrastructure; the state has only a small shortage of facilities. With a 67% shortage of specialists at Community Health Centres, Rajasthan is on par with the rest of the country. However, Rajasthan does not perform well on key health indicators. The state’s total fertility rate is 3.3, maternal mortality ratio is 388 and infant mortality rate is 63.

In January 2012 HMRI launched a Health Information Helpline to serve the general population.

Sources: RHS Bulletin – March 2010, SRS 2008, SRS 2004 – 2006