J&K ranks at bottom in Health Index

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NEW DELHI, Dec 28: Kerala has again emerged as the top performer in terms of overall health performance among larger States, while Uttar Pradesh is the worst, according to the fourth Health Index launched by NITI Aayog.
The fourth round of the Health Index took into account the 2019-20 period.

The report by the Government think tank said Tamil Nadu and Telangana are second and third best performers, respectively, on health parameters. Bihar and Madhya Pradesh are second and third worst performers, respectively.

Despite ranked the worst, Uttar Pradesh topped in terms of incremental performance by registering the highest incremental change from the base year (2018-19) to the reference year (2019-20).

Among smaller States, Mizoram emerged as the best performer in overall performance as well as incremental performance.
Among UTs, Delhi and Jammu & Kashmir ranked at the bottom in terms of overall performance. However, these two were leading performers in terms of incremental performance. (Agencies)