Kerala - the healthiest state as per Niti Aayog reportIt is a good news for Kerala. It has topped the NITI aayog state health index for the 2nd consecutive year.
The index is a conglomeration of many meters. They also assess the development in infrastructure and administration. The yardstick that stand the basis of monitoring are neonatal and infant mortality rates, better fertility rate, low birth weight of newborns, immunisation coverage and progress in treating TB and HIV. It was commendable how the state regained after last years flood and the Nipah virus threat.
Kerala topped the health index with 74.55 along with Punjab (65.21), Tamil Nadu (63.38), Gujrat (61.99) and Himachal Pradesh (61.20). The worst among the state was UP with just 33.69.
What all factors helps in maintaining the good and healthy index of a state and what according to you will be your suggestion for a betterment in health sector.