* Manipur also ranks high among ‘Smaller States’
NEW DELHI: In the Northeast, Mizoram ranked first followed by Manipur on overall performance, while Tripura followed by Manipur were the top-ranked 'Smaller States' in terms of annual incremental performance in the Health sector, according to a NITI Aayog report released here on Tuesday. Manipur registered the maximum incremental progress on indicators such as full immunization coverage, institutional deliveries, total Case Notification Rate of Tuberculosis, Average Occupancy of a District Chief Medical Officer for last three years and Completeness of IDSP reporting of P and L forms, stated a release.
The NITI Aayog released the data in the second edition of 'Healthy States, Progressive India'. The report is an annual systematic performance tool to measure the performance of the States and UTs. It ranks States and Union territories (UTs) innovatively on their year-on-year incremental change in health outcomes, as well as their overall performances with respect to each other. The ranking is categorized as Larger States, Smaller States and UTs, 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, and Key Inputs/Processes. Each domain has been assigned weights based on its importance and has been equally distributed among indicators. The Round-II report focuses 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 (UTs)
The report was released jointly by Vice Chairman, NITI Aayog, Dr. Rajiv Kumar , Member NITI Aayog Dr. VKPaul, CEO, NITI Aayog; Amitabh Kant and the Secretary, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare; Preeti Sudan The report has been developed by NITI Aayog, with technical assistance from the World Bank, and in consultation with the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW).
Among the Larger States, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra ranked on top in terms of overall performance, while Haryana, Rajasthan and Jharkhand are the top three ranking States in terms of annual incremental performance. Among UTs, Chandigarh and Dadra and Nagar Haveli were ranked on top in terms of overall performance (Chandigarh-1 and Dadra and Nagar Haveli-2) as well as annual incremental performance (Dadra and Nagar Haveli-1 and Chandigarh-2).
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