The annual ‘Health Index’ of the country for the year 2020-21 has been published. This list of NITI Aayog shows where the state of the country stands in terms of health services. Among the ‘larger states’, the three states of South India are at the very top of the list. Tripura is at the very bottom of the ‘smaller states’. Delhi ranks at the bottom in terms of health services among union territories. This statistic is calculated based on about 24 health related factors. This figure was supposed to be published in December last year. But it took a little longer than that.
What is on this list? Let’s take a look at the important points. Is it known? Among the ‘larger states’, the three states of South India are at the very top of the list. Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Telangana. And towards the bottom of the list are Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh. Tripura is at the very bottom of the ‘smaller states’. followed by Sikkim and Goa. Among the 8 ‘smaller states’, the last three are Manipur, Arunachal Pradesh and Nagaland.
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This list also informs about the status of health services in Union Territories. As mentioned earlier, Delhi is the last of the Union Territories. And at the very first is the name of Lakshadweep.
Several factors are considered in determining these ‘health outcomes’. These include neonatal mortality rate, total fertility rate, sex ratio at birth, vaccination rate, hospital delivery rate, tuberculosis detection rate and proportion of people with HIV treated with antiretroviral therapy.
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Also considered is a method called ‘key input/process’. That is a measure of health infrastructure. These include round-the-clock primary health care center delivery rates, districts with functional cardiac care units, and health care provider vacancy status. NITI Aayog has prepared this list considering all these factors.
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