Assam Ranked Among Top 5 States & UTs In NHM Performance Index
GUWAHATI: Assam has been ranked among the top five states and union territories which performed well in different health system strengthening parameters of the National Health Mission (NHM).
Apart from Assam, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Haryana, Kerala and Punjab have been ranked the top five.
As per reports, some of the parameters on which the assessment of states took place included operationalisation of the Health and Wellness Centres (HWCs), provisioning of mental health services in districts covered under the NHM programme, screening of 30 plus population non-communicable diseases and grading of primary health centres (both urban and rural), among others.
Further, among all the parameters, incremental improvement as per the NITI Aayog ranking of states on ‘Performance on Health Outcomes’ was given the highest weightage.
On the other hand, Bihar, Uttarakhand, West Bengal, Madhya Pardesh and Mizoram were among the worst performing states. A total of 14 states and UTs which fared poorly have been penalised and will lose out on NHM funds for performance linked conditionalities from the Centre, according to the Health System Strengthening Conditionality Report of states 2018-19.