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Uttar Pradesh in NITI Aayog Health Index 2021

  • 28 Dec 2021
  • 2 min read

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  • On December 27, 2021, government think tank NITI Aayog released the fourth edition of its health index for 2019-20, ranking states on the basis of overall health performance. In this, Uttar Pradesh ranks last in terms of overall health performance among large states, while Kerala is at the top.

Key Points

  • The report was divided into three parts - large states, small states and union territories. Among the smaller states, Mizoram was the best performing state while Nagaland remained at the bottom.
  • According to the NITI Aayog report, Chandigarh tops the Union Territories, followed by Dadra and Nagar Haveli at number two and Delhi at number three.
  • Uttar Pradesh ranks last among 19 states in terms of overall health performance among large states with a score of 30.57, however, in terms of incremental performance by registering the highest incremental change from the base year (2018-19) to the reference year (2019-20) In Uttar Pradesh topped.
  • In terms of overall health performance among large states, Kerala ranks first with a score of 82.20, followed by Tamil Nadu with a score of 72.42 and Telangana at the third position with a score of 69.96.
  • NITI Aayog's Health Index is a weighted composite score consisting of 24 indicators covering key aspects of health performance.
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