Kerala, Tamil Nadu Best On Health Parameters, UP Has Worst Healthcare (Govt Report)
The fourth Health Index by Niti Aayog has named Kerala as the top-ranking state in terms of overall health performance.
Whereas, Uttar Pradesh has emerged the worst in the think tank’s list.
Niti Aayog’s Health Index Names Kerala Best State In Health Performance
As per the report by the fourth Health Index launched by Niti Aayog, Kerala is the best state where overall health performance is concerned, and it is followed by Tamil Nadu and Telangana as the second and third best performers respectively.
This report has been prepared in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare with technical assistance from the World Bank.
Niti Aayog member Vinod Paul said, “The pandemic has reinforced the importance of the health sector. Though this round of the health index (Round IV) 2019-20 does not capture the impact of Covid on health outcomes or any of the other indicators, as the index performance relates to the base year (2018-19) and reference year (2019-20), largely the pre-Covid period, it will provide good guidance on areas of improvement to states and UTs.”
The fourth round of the Health Index has based its report during the period 2019-20 (reference year).
UP, Delhi, J&K Named Worst State
Uttar Pradesh has been named the worst state in terms of overall health performance, but has emerged at the top in terms of incremental performance by registering the highest incremental change from the base year (2018-19) to reference year (2019-20).
Mizoram has been named as the best performer in overall performance and incremental performance among the smaller states. Delhi and Jammu & Kashmir have been ranked among the bottom in the Union Territories. However, they have emerged as the leading performers in terms of incremental performance.
Assam has moved up three ranks from 15 to 12, whereas Andaman and Nicobar has registered the maximum drop as it went down three ranks from 4 to 7.
As per the report, a lot of states and UTs have reported that there has been a huge change in their overall performance rankings from base year to reference year.
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