India worse than Bhutan, Bangladesh in healthcare, ranks 145th globally

Goa performs best, Assam worst within India

Swagata Yadavar | IndiaSpend New Delhi

States still to decide on roll-out; NITI Aayog, health ministry to hold second round of talks with states

India has improved its ranking on a global healthcare access and quality (HAQ) index from 153 in 1990 to 145 in 2016, yet ranks lower than neighbouring Bangladesh and even sub-Saharan Sudan and Equatorial Guinea.

In 2016, India scored 41.2 points on the healthcare access and quality (HAQ) index created by the Global Burden of Disease study published in the medical journal The Lancet on May 23, 2018. This 16.5-point improvement in 26 years leaves India’s score well below the global average of 54.4.

Despite improvements in healthcare access and quality, India lags way behind its BRICS peers Brazil, R


Also Read

Kerala, Punjab, Tamil Nadu top Health Index, UP worst performer: Niti Aayog

Better healthcare? Why babies in India are being born heavier than ever

From Apollo to Max and Fortis, how organised health care evolved in India

Primary health care centres around the country caught in staff crunch

Singapore most attractive destination for Chinese firms; India slips to 37

Govt committed to achieving universal health coverage: Nadda at World meet

Reboot Wellness offers effective help for a range of mental health issues

Party-hard Thailand is going after rehab tourists

Fit & Proper: Learn about sleep paralysis

It's time for a new discussion of Marijuana's risks

First Published: May 24 2018 | 7:20 AM IST

Explore News

To read the full story, subscribe to BS Premium now, at just Rs 249/ month.

Key stories on are available only to BS Premium subscribers. Already a BS Premium subscriber?LOGIN NOW

Register to