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Niti Aayog-World bank study puts Ker health sector in top spot

Press Trust of India  |  Thiruvananthapuram 

Niti Aayog's Helath Index, putting on top among large states on overall health performance was recognition of the achievements and steps taken in the sector after the CPI-M led came to power, state Health K K Shailaja said here today.

"The report was a recognition of the achievements and steps taken in the health field after the CPI(M) led LDF government came to power," she said.

"As per the Niti Ayog report, achieved the honour by securing 76.55-80.00 score, she said in a press release.

was followed by Punjab, and Gujarat, according to the report -- 'Healthy States, Progressive India: Report on Rank of States and UTs'.

Rajasthan, and Odisha are among those which have performed poorly on the index.

In terms of annual incremental performance, Jharkhand, Jammu & and are the top three states.

The said that steps were underway under the 'Aardram' project to improve infrastructure, from Health Centres to Medical Colleges.

The objective was to turn them into being 'patient friendly and centres of excellence', she said.

A total of 170 PHCs were being taken up for upgradation as Family Health Centres, the said.

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First Published: Fri, February 09 2018. 19:25 IST