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GUWAHATI, June 26 - The second edition of �Healthy States, Progressive India� report released by NITI Aayog has ranked Assam as one of the top achievers.

Assam has been placed among top performing States like Haryana followed by Rajasthan, Jharkhand and Andhra Pradesh and the Union Territories based on their year-on-year incremental change in health outcomes, as well as their overall performance.

�Assam has made significant incremental progress with four or more percentage points increase in their Index scores from Base Year (2015-16) to Reference Year (2017-2018). The Round II report is based on measuring and highlighting the overall performance and incremental improvement of Health Sector over a two year period (2016-17 and 2017-18) in the States and UTs,� a statement from the Office of the Mission Director, National Health Mission, said.

The report was released jointly by Vice Chairman, NITI Aayog Dr Rajiv Kumar; Member NITI Aayog Dr VK Paul; CEO, NITI Aayog Amitabh Kant; and Secretary, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare Preeti Sudan yesterday.

The report has been developed by NITI Aayog with technical assistance from the World Bank, and in consultation with the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW).

The report is an annual systematic performance tool to measure the performance of the States and UTs. It ranks States and UTs on their year-on-year incremental change in health outcomes, as well as their overall performance with respect to each other. The ranking is categorized as Larger States, Smaller States and Union Territories (UTs), to ensure comparison among similar entities.

�The health index is a weighted composite Index based on 23 indicators grouped into the domains of Health Outcomes, Governance and Information, and Key Inputs/Processes.� Each domain has been assigned weights based on its importance and has been equally distributed among indicators,� it said.

Some of the Health Indicators mentioned are such as Neonatal Mortality Rate (NMR),�Under-five Mortality Rate (U5MR), Proportion of Low Birth Weight among New-born, Proportion of districts with functional Cardiac Care Units (CCUs), Proportion of ANCs registered within first trimester of pregnancy, Proportion of CHCs/PHCs with Quality Accreditation Certificates, full immunization coverage, institutional deliveries, Proportion of Specialist positions vacant at District Hospitals and Proportion of total staff (regular and contractual) with e-pay slip generated in the IT enabled Human Resources Management Information System (HRMIS).

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Assam ranks among top performing states

GUWAHATI, June 26 - The second edition of �Healthy States, Progressive India� report released by NITI Aayog has ranked Assam as one of the top achievers.

Assam has been placed among top performing States like Haryana followed by Rajasthan, Jharkhand and Andhra Pradesh and the Union Territories based on their year-on-year incremental change in health outcomes, as well as their overall performance.

�Assam has made significant incremental progress with four or more percentage points increase in their Index scores from Base Year (2015-16) to Reference Year (2017-2018). The Round II report is based on measuring and highlighting the overall performance and incremental improvement of Health Sector over a two year period (2016-17 and 2017-18) in the States and UTs,� a statement from the Office of the Mission Director, National Health Mission, said.

The report was released jointly by Vice Chairman, NITI Aayog Dr Rajiv Kumar; Member NITI Aayog Dr VK Paul; CEO, NITI Aayog Amitabh Kant; and Secretary, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare Preeti Sudan yesterday.

The report has been developed by NITI Aayog with technical assistance from the World Bank, and in consultation with the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW).

The report is an annual systematic performance tool to measure the performance of the States and UTs. It ranks States and UTs on their year-on-year incremental change in health outcomes, as well as their overall performance with respect to each other. The ranking is categorized as Larger States, Smaller States and Union Territories (UTs), to ensure comparison among similar entities.

�The health index is a weighted composite Index based on 23 indicators grouped into the domains of Health Outcomes, Governance and Information, and Key Inputs/Processes.� Each domain has been assigned weights based on its importance and has been equally distributed among indicators,� it said.

Some of the Health Indicators mentioned are such as Neonatal Mortality Rate (NMR),�Under-five Mortality Rate (U5MR), Proportion of Low Birth Weight among New-born, Proportion of districts with functional Cardiac Care Units (CCUs), Proportion of ANCs registered within first trimester of pregnancy, Proportion of CHCs/PHCs with Quality Accreditation Certificates, full immunization coverage, institutional deliveries, Proportion of Specialist positions vacant at District Hospitals and Proportion of total staff (regular and contractual) with e-pay slip generated in the IT enabled Human Resources Management Information System (HRMIS).