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NITI Aayog releases Health Report: Kerala, Punjab, TN top performer


Agencies, New Delhi Kerala, Punjab and Tamil Nadu have ranked top among the larger states in terms of overall performance, a Healthy State progressive report released by NITI Aayog said. Releasing the report here on Friday, NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant said, Jharkhand, Jammu and Kashmir and Uttar Pradesh are the top three states in the terms of annual incremental performance. He said, the health index has been evolved through comprehensive study and inputs from World Bank India and Ministry of Health. Mr Kant said, states and union territories have been ranked in three categories namely larger states, smaller states and Union territories. He said, among smaller states Mizoram ranked first followed by Manipur and Goa in terms of annual incremental performance. He said, among union territories Lakshadweep showed best overall performance as well as highest annual incremental performance. He said, the study of incremental performance of states will ensure the government for better health outcomes. The report said about one third of the states has registered a decline in there performance in 2016 as compared to 2015. It said, common challenges for the states is to address vacancies in key staff, establishment of Cardiac Care Units and quality accreditation of public health facilities.

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