Source:NITI Aayog, Government of India (2017)
In a recent review of the health sector by the Hon’ble Prime Minister, it was decided that an online portal for tracking the performance of government hospitals based on outcome metrics be created and NITI was mandated to create the framework.
In the present 3-Tier structured level of care being provided by public health facilities, the District Hospital (DH) serves at the secondary referral level. Its objective is to provide comprehensive secondary health care services to the people in the district at an acceptable level of quality and to be responsive and sensitive to the needs of people and referring centres. There are 734 DHs across India providing crucial services to the population.