Dhaulpur tops the country in improving health and nutrition in NITI Aayog's latest ranking
Posted On: Thursday, November 07, 2019 18:11:49 by DIPR Jaipur
Jaipur, November 7. The Medical and Health Minister Dr. Raghu Sharma has congratulated the team of Medical and Health Department as Dholpur district secured the highest rank across the country, in health and nutrition reforms in the ranking released by NITI Aayog.
Additional Chief Secretary, Medical and Health Shri Rohit Kumar Singh, said that according to the latest ranking released by NITI Aayog, Dhaulpur district had secured the first place in the country in the parameter of reforms in the field of health and nutrition. He informed that NITI Aayog released a ranking of 112 districts of the country on November 6, out of which three districts of the state have made it to the top-10.
Shri Singh said that in the delta rankings of August and September, five districts of the Rajasthan State were listed, out of which Dhaulpur district secured first place, Baran fourth place, and Sirohi district secured the sixth position and gained the fame of national importance. Two other districts of the state, Karauli secured 33rd, and Jaisalmer occupied 35th position in the released ranking of NITI Aayog.
The ‘Aspirational Districts' program of NITI Aayog, issued ranking of all the districts of the country based on 49 different parameters and performance based on the reforms in the health sector. Under this, the progress of the implementation of the schemes of the center to the local level is observed.
It is worth noting that even before this, under the leadership of the Health Minister, the Chief Minister Free Medicine Scheme running in the state of Rajasthan has secured the first place in the entire country among 16 big states running under the free medicine scheme by the National Health Mission.