AP In Top 5 States Of Niti Ayog Health Index Round 4 2019-20

AP In Top 5 States Of Niti Ayog Health Index Round 4 2019-20 - Sakshi Post

Andhra Pradesh is in the top five places, in overall performance in this year NITI Aayog’s annual health index which keeps a track of overall performance and incremental performance across all states and UTs. AP ranked fourth in the list after Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Telangana.

AP scored 69.95 in overall reference year index score from the base year 2018-19 to reference year 2019-20. It secured 10th place in incremental rank by registering incremental change of just 1.07. It is among the states that have surpassed the Sustainable Development Goals. The district and sub-divisional hospitals with the highest accreditation in the country are located in AP. The state ranks third in terms of immunization and vaccine distribution. Maternity services have also improved significantly.

The NITI Aayog prepares a health index incorporating 24 indicators covering key aspects of health performance.

NITI Aayog today released the fourth edition of the State Health Index for 2019–20. The report, titled “Healthy States, Progressive India”, ranks states and Union Territories on their year-on-year incremental performance in health outcomes as well as their overall status.

Round IV of the report focuses on measuring and highlighting the overall performance and incremental improvement of states and UTs over the period 2018–19 to 2019–20.

The report was released jointly by NITI Aayog Vice-Chairman Dr Rajiv Kumar, CEO Amitabh Kant, Additional Secretary Dr Rakesh Sarwal, and World Bank Senior Health Specialist Sheena Chhabra. The report has been developed by NITI Aayog, with technical assistance from the World Bank, and in close consultation with the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW).

The State Health Index is annual tool to assess the performance of states and UTs. It is a weighted composite index based on 24 indicators grouped under the domains of ‘Health Outcomes’, ‘Governance and Information’, and ‘Key Inputs/Processes’. Each domain has been assigned weights based on its importance with the higher scores for outcome indicators.

To ensure comparison among similar entities, the ranking is categorized as ‘Larger States’, ‘Smaller States’ and ‘Union Territories’.

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