Top states on health parameters: Kerala best, UP worst, Maharashtra fifth
The Free Press Journal|December 28, 2021
Southern states emerge on top in Niti Aayog's fourth Health Index, northern regions falter

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. Maharashtra has performed moderately, and is ranked fifth behind Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.

The fourth round of the Health Index took into account the period 2019-20 (reference year). The report by the government think tank said Tamil Nadu and Telangana have emerged as the second and third best performers, respectively, health parameters. Bihar and Madhya Pradesh were the second and third-worst performers, respectively, on health parameters. The report, however, added that Uttar Pradesh topped in terms of incremental performance by registering the highest incremental change from the base year (2018-19) to reference year (2019-20).

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