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District hospitals to be ranked based on their performance

New Delhi: The government has decided to rank district hospitals on the basis of their performance on health indicators. There are around 700 district hospitals across the country to provide secondary healthcare facilities to the people.

A joint exercise of the union health ministry and the Niti Aayog, the index — ‘Health of our Hospitals’ — launched by Niti Aayog vice chairman Arvind Panagariya, will track the performance of district hospitals, reports ToI.

The move, aimed at fostering competition among government hospitals, came after Niti Aayog felt that despite large funds being allocated to these hospitals, there is no comprehensive system to assess their performance.

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