The index includes indicators in the domains of health outcomes governance and information and a few key inputs and processes
GN Bureau | December 23, 2016
The National Index for Performance on Health Outcomes was launched at Niti Aayog on Friday.
The index, spearheaded by NITI Aayog along with the health ministry, will nudge states towards transformative action in the health sector.
The features of the index, measures and methods of data submission will be disseminated to the states through workshops. The index has been developed over several months, with inputs from domestic and international experts.
It includes indicators in the domains of health outcomes governance and information and a few key inputs and processes. This initiative is envisioned to bring about the much required improvements in social sector outcomes, which have not kept pace with the economic growth in this country. It will be used to propel action in the states to improve health outcomes and improve data collection systems.
Monitorable indicators that form a part of Sustainable Development Goal in Health have been included in order to align these initiatives. It is anticipated that this health index will assist in state level monitoring of performance, serve as an input for providing performance based incentives and improvement in health outcomes.
A similar exercise has also been launched for the education and water sectors.
Aadhaar is arguably one of the most convoluted public policy interventions in India’s history. It has been more than eight years, yet there is little clarity on the exact purpose of the biometric-based unique identification project. Let me take you through an event which I witne
The airports authority of India (AAI), a Miniratna PSU, has undertaken operation, development and maintenance of Diu airport from Diu administration. A memorandum of understanding demonstrating the responsibilities was inked on March 20 between the union terri
Central public sector enterprises (CPSEs) have done quite well despite facing headwinds, according to the Public Enterprises Survey (2015-16) that was tabled in parliament on March 21. The net worth of all the CPSEs have gone up and the overall net profit has zoomed. Their contribution to the cen
After much discussion and pondering over for more than two years, the cabinet has approved a new National Health Policy, scrapping the old one which was formulated in 2002. The government aims to increase the public health expenditure to 2.5% of the GDP by 2025. The policy formulated in 2002 aimed
“We have requested more security from the government of India and the Uttar Pradesh government,” said Abdou Ibrahim, senior adviser, Association of African Students (AASI) following an attack on four students from Africa in Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh. &n
Is the BJP trying to split the Biju Janata Dal (BJD)?