Kerala best state on health parameters, Uttar Pradesh worst: Report

The second round of the health index took into account the period 2015-16 (base year) to 2017-18 (reference year).

Saima Siddiqui

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Published on 25 Jun 2019 9:26 AM GMT

Kerala best state on health parameters, Uttar Pradesh worst: Report
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New Delhi: Where Kerala secured the top rank, in terms of overall health performance, Uttar Pradesh came across as the worst state, as per Niti Aayog's second health index launched.

The second round of the health index took into account the period 2015-16 (base year) to 2017-18 (reference year).

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According to a report by the government think tank, Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra have emerged as the second and third best performers, respectively, on health parameters.

The health index is a composite measure of States and Union Territories based on 23 health indicators with major weightage to the outcomes.

Among larger states, Haryana, Rajasthan and Jharkhand were the top three states in terms of incremental performances, according to the report.

In February 2018, the first round of the health index was released, which measured the annual and incremental performances of States and UTs for period 2014-15(base year) to 2015-16 (reference year).

The report has been prepared in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare with technical assistance from the World Bank.

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(PTI)

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