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Performance index on health services launched

The government think tank Niti Aayog on Friday launched a performance index on health services to nudge states to improve health outcomes and improve data collection systems.

“This initiative (launch of ‘Performance on Health Outcomes’ index) is envisioned to bring about the much-required improvements in the social sector outcomes, which have not kept pace with the economic growth in the country. It will be used to propel action in the states to improve health outcomes and improve data collection systems,” said Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant.

The index, which was launched along with Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, is meant to capture the annual incremental improvements by states rather than focus on historical achievements. The index was jointly released by Health Secretary CK Mishra and Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant.
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