On Tuesday, the government released data from the first phase of the fourth National Family Health Survey, which covered 13 States and two Union Territories.
These include Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Goa, Haryana, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Meghalaya, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Tripura, Uttarakhand, West Bengal and two UTs of Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Puducherry.
The last round of NFHS data was released in 2005-06, so the findings compare India's current healthcare status with that of a decade ago.
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The government is now collecting data for the second phase of the survey