New Delhi: Kerala, Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra rank top in terms of overall performance among the larger states, according to NITI Aayog’s second edition of ‘The Healthy States, Progressive India’ released on Tuesday.
The report said Haryana, Rajasthan, and Jharkhand are the top three ranking states in terms of annual incremental performance.
Among smaller states, Mizoram ranks first followed by Manipur on overall performance while Tripura followed by Manipur are the top-ranked states in terms of annual incremental performance.
Among the union territories, Chandigarh and Dadra and Nagar Haveli rank on top in terms of overall performance as well as annual incremental performance.
The report ranked states and union territories on their year-on-year incremental change in health outcomes as well as their overall performance.
It focused on measuring and highlighting the overall performance and incremental improvement over a two year period (2016-17 and 2017-18) in the states and union territories.
The report was released jointly by NITI Aayog’s Vice Chairman Rajiv Kumar, Member V K Paul, CEO Amitabh Kant, and Health Secretary Preeti Sudan. It was prepared with technical assistance from the World Bank and in consultation with the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
The ranking is categorized as larger states, smaller states, and union territories to ensure comparison among similar entities. The health index is a weighted composite index based on 23 indicators grouped into the domains of health outcomes, governance, and information, as well as key inputs and processes.
Each domain has been assigned weights based on its importance and has been equally distributed among indicators, according to an official statement.