New Delhi: National level Department of Health Kerala ranks first in the process. Tamil Nadu and Telangana are next in line.
The Finance Commission of the Union Government has been publishing a list of the best performing states in the health sector since 2017. Accordingly, the health code for 2019-20 was released in Delhi yesterday.
Rajiv Kumar, Vice President, Finance Commission, Amitabh Kant, Chief Executive Officer, Rakesh Sarwal, Additional Secretary, and Sheena Chabra, Senior Executive Officer, World Bank, released the health code.
The Health Index, compiled jointly by the Finance Commission, the Federal Department of Health and the World Bank, publishes a ranking list in 3 categories: Large States, Small States, and Union Territories.
The list of major states includes 19 states. Kerala tops the list. For the 4th time that state retains the top spot. Tamil Nadu 2nd place and Telangana 3rd place. It is followed by Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Karnataka, Chhattisgarh, Haryana, Assam, Jharkhand, Odisha, Uttarakhand, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Bihar. Uttar Pradesh is in last place.
The list of smaller states includes 8 states. Mizoram ranks first in the state. It is followed by Tripura, Sikkim, Goa, Meghalaya, Manipur, Arunachal Pradesh and Nagaland.
Dadra-Nagar Haveli and Diu-Daman topped the Union Territory. Chandigarh, Lakshadweep, Pondicherry, Delhi, Jammu and Kashmir, Andaman and Nicobar are next in line.