Corona has exposed the deteriorating health services that the public of our country always faces. Meanwhile, NITI Aayog has released a report named, Fourth Health Index. This is the fourth edition of Health Index. The Index consist the list of those states where overall health services are better and the states whose condition is very pathetic. According to NITI Aayog’s Fourth Health Index, Kerala once again tops the list in the big states category in terms of overall health services performance. On the other hand, the situation in Uttar Pradesh is worst in terms of health service performance.
Tamil Nadu and Telangana ranked second and third
According to reports, Tamil Nadu and Telangana rank second and third respectively in terms of health standards. On the other hand, Mizoram tops the overall health services performance among the smaller states. Talking about the Union Territories, Delhi and Jammu and Kashmir were so far at the bottom in terms of overall performance, but both the Union Territories have reached the leading position in terms of improving the health service performance. Similarly, it has been said in the report that Uttar Pradesh is on top in terms of improving the situation in the year 2019-20 as compared to the year 2018-19.
According to the report, even though Kerala and Tamil Nadu occupy the first and second positions in the index, both the states ranked 12th and 8th in terms of incremental performance. Telangana secured the third position in both the overall performance as well as the incremental performance.
After UP, the performance of Bihar and Madhya Pradesh is also poor.
Uttar Pradesh is at the lowest rank in terms of overall health services in the index, while the situation of Bihar and Madhya Pradesh is also pathetic. Both the states ranked second and third in terms of poor performance. On the other hand, Rajasthan remained the weakest state in terms of both overall performance and incremental performance. This report is clear indication that our country needs to work on its health services too in order to compete with other emerging countries in the world.