Raipur, 19 February 2018
According to the latest report of NITI Aayog, Chhattisgarh holds second rank after Kerala in terms of boy-girl sex-ratio (at the time of birth). Health Department officials informed today that as per the report of NITI aayog, boy to girl sex-ratio (at the time of birth) in Chhattisgarh state was found to be 1000 to 972 in year 2005-06 in National Family Health Survey-3, which increased to 1000 boys to 977 girls in National Family Health Survey-4 of year 2015-16.
Health Department Officials informed today that according to the commission’s report, sex-ratio in Chhattisgarh in year 2011-2013 was recorded to be 961, while in Kerala in was 967. In this way Chhattisgarh is performing way better at national level even today. Chhattisgarh holds first rank in the list of nine achiever states of the country on the basis of overall health indicators. Other states in this list are namely Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Maharashtra, Jammu-Kashmir, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, West Bengal and Telangana. Besides, Kerala, Punjab and Tamil Nadu has been kept in the category of front row states.
The commission has released the report with the title ‘Healthy State-Progressive India, in which year 2014-15 has been taken has base year while 2015-16 has been taken as reference year. This report has taken into account the statistical data of Sample Registration System (SRS), Health Management Information System (HMIS) and National Family Health Welfare-4 (NFHS-4). On the basis of these figures, states have been ranked. The states have been categorized on the basis of major health indicators including results of health services, government system, information system and some major points and processes related to health indicators. Integrated indicators (composite index) of Chhattisgarh has increased from 48.63 to 52.02, as per NITI Aayog report.
Meanwhile, Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh said today that as a result of aanganbadi services and health programmes, IMR in Chhattisgarh in last 14 years has declined from 70 to 41 per 1000, MMR has declined from 379 to 221 on per one lakh deliveries and level of malnutrition has dropped from 52% to 30%. Chief Minister said that it is a matter of pride that Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry is soon going to confer national awards on achiever states through National Health Mission. He also told that the budget of State Government’s Health Department’s budget size in year 2003 was Rs 341 crore, which has been increased to 4703 crore for upcoming year 2018-19.