Kerala tops Niti's second Health Index, Uttar Pradesh worst performer


NEW DELHI: Kerala has occupied the top slot in terms of health performance among large states followed by Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra, whereas Uttar Pradesh and Bihar remained at the bottom, according to the Niti Aayog's second round of Health Index. The second round of the Health Index took into account the period 2015-16 (base year) to 2017-18. The report titled 'Healthy States, Progressive India: Report on Rank of States and UTs' was released by Niti Aayog Vice-Chairman Rajiv Kumar.

The Index is a composite score incorporating 23 indicators covering key aspects of health sector performance with major weightage to the outcomes. In terms of annual incremental performance among the larger states, Haryana, Rajasthan and Jharkhand are the top-three states.