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Kerala tops Health Index, Uttar Pradesh worst performer

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

has topped the Health Index report prepared by Aayog while appeared at the bottom among larger states, though it has shown improvement in the recent past.

As per the index report for large states, was followed by Punjab, and

Besides Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Odisha are among the states that performed poorly in the health index.

According to the index, among large states, Jharkhand, Jammu & and are the top three ranking states in terms of annual incremental performance.

Among small states, ranked first, followed by and

Releasing the report, Aayog said that Aayog believes that the Health Index will act as a tool to leverage cooperative and competitive federalism, accelerating the pace of achieving health outcomes.

Speaking on occasion, NITI Aayog menber Vinod Paul said that absolute and incremental changes in health outcomes, as measured by the Health Index, promotes cross-learning between states, capturing the very spirit of cooperative & competitive federalism.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Fri, February 09 2018. 15:40 IST