21点 www.07z6.com.cn India's health spend just over 1% of GDP
NEW DELHI: India currently spends a little over 1% of GDP on health, far below Singapore which has the lowest public spend on health at 2.2% of GDP among countries with significant universal health coverage (UHC) service, according latest National Health Profile (NHP) data.
India's per capita public expenditure on health increased from Rs 621 in 2009-10 to Rs 1,112 (around $16 at current exchange rate) in 2015-16. However, it is still "nominal", compared to other countries. Switzerland spends $6944 on health per capita, whereas the US spends $4802 and UK spends$3500.
Sanjoy Pandey - 4 hours ago -Follow
This is really a matter of great concern.
narasarao - Hyd - 4 hours ago -Follow
How much of GDP is spent on ''welfare'' schemes and freebies?
Thomas - 4 hours ago -Follow
Dutta - Pune - 1 hour ago -Follow
forget health. ram mandir and cows are much more important
Anti - US - 2 hours ago -Follow
But still very poor quality of medical facility in India.
Varadarajan - Mumbai, Maharashtra, Ind - 4 hours ago -Follow
This is what the mediclaim government expenditure. Only 43% people are covered by mediclaim. Remaining 57% spend on their own. So the figures must be much more.
Debasish Bhattacharya - 6 hours ago -Follow
I strongly feel, that coupling our traditional Ayurvedic and Unani systems along with modern medicine would bring the costs down and help us to bring more people under medical coverage. India must utilize its strength to solve our unique problems.
Sunder Swami - 1 hour ago -Follow
The government is too busy conrolling the prices of drugs and operations to make sure that even private players exit healthcare business. Indian administration is full of village idiots who will make sure that the country remains a third world country forever.