Kerala has topped the Health Index report prepared by NITI Aayog while Uttar Pradesh appeared at the bottom among larger states, though it has shown improvement in the recent past.
As per the index report for large states, Kerala was followed by Punjab, Tamil Nadu and Gujarat.Besides Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Bihar and Odisha are among the states that performed poorly in the health index.
Among large states, Jharkhand, Jammu & Kashmir and Uttar Pradesh are the top three ranking states in terms of annual incremental performance.
Among small states, Mizoram ranked first, followed by Manipur and Goa.
Lakshadweep recorded the best overall performance among Union Territories, followed by Chandigarh and Delhi.
The performance report based the Healthy States, Progressive India was released by officials of Niti Aayog, the health ministry and the World Bank.
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