Kerala Tops NITI Health Index

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  •  National Institution for Transforming India (NITI)  Aayog has  released the fourth edition of the  State Health Index  for 2019–20.

 Theme of the report 

  • The report, titled “Healthy States, Progressive India”, ranks states and Union Territories on their year-on-year incremental performance in health outcomes as well as their overall status.

Who brings out the report 

  • The report has been developed by NITI Aayog, with technical assistance from the World Bank, and in close consultation with the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW).

The Health Index is   a weighted  composite index based on 24 indicators in three domains:

  • Health Outcomes
  • Governance and Information 
  • Key inputs and process

Highlights of the Report

NITI Aayog has divided the states into Larger States’, Smaller States’ and Union


Ranking of states 

  •  Largest State 
  • Amongst the Largest States   Kerala is the best performer states followed by Tamilnadu, Telangana ,Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra.
  • The Bottom ranked state was  Uttar Pradesh  followed by Uttarakhand ,Rajasthan,Madhya Pradesh and Bihar.
  • Smaller States 
  • Amongst Smaller states,Mizoram topped the rank while Nagaland came at the bottom
  • Union Territories .
  • Amongst Union Territories , Dadra and  Nagar Haveli and  Daman & Diu topped the rank while Puduchhery was ranked at  the bottom.

The first Health Report 2017  was released by the NITI Aayog in 2018 

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