Expenditure on health

Retreat of the state

Print edition : October 16, 2015

At a primary health centre in Ramanathapuram district in Tamil Nadu on March 24. There is a huge shortage of doctors and specialists in rural PHCs. Photo: L. Balachandar

India’s public health expenditure is currently just 1.26 per cent of GDP, and continuous budgetary cuts have left the health infrastructure in a shambles, leaving the door open for private investment.

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