Measures to Raise Public Health Expenditure

The latest available National Health Accounts (NHA), that provides healthcare expenditure for India and select States, is for the  year 2014-15. A statement showing state-wise total health expenditure and Government health expenditure as percentage of Gross State Domestic Product (GSDP) is given as a table.

Health Expenditure &Percentage to GSDP

S/No. States Total Health Expenditure

(% GSDP)

Government Health Expenditure

(% GSDP)

1 Assam 3.3 1.0
2 Andhra Pradesh 4.3 0.7
3 Bihar 6.0 1.0
4 Chhattisgarh 3.6 1.0
5 Gujarat 2.1 0.7
6 Haryana 2.2 0.5
7 Himachal Pradesh 3.0 1.4
8 Jammu & Kashmir 4.1 1.4
9 Jharkhand 3.1 0.8
10 Karnataka 3.0 0.7
11 Kerala 4.5 0.8
12 Madhya Pradesh 3.9 1.0
13 Maharashtra 3.0 0.5
14 Odisha 4.9 1.0
15 Punjab 4.1 0.7
16 Rajasthan 3.5 1.1
17 Tamil Nadu 2.8 0.7
18 Uttar Pradesh 6.2 1.2
19 Uttarakhand 2.6 0.9
20 Telangana 2.3 0.5

Government has increased the total public health expenditure (Centre and States) from Rs.1.49 lakh crore in 2014-15 to Rs.2.25 lakh crore in  2017-18 (BE) according to  Economic Survey  2017-18. Further, the National Health Policy, 2017 envisages raising Government  health spending to 2.5% of GDP by 2025 in a time bound manner. It also envisages increasing State sector health  spending  to more than 8% of their budget by 2020.

The Minister of State (Health and Family Welfare), Smt Anupriya Patel stated this in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha here today.-PIB

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