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.StatesTotal Health Expenditure

(% GSDP)

Government Health Expenditure

(% GSDP)

1Assam3.31.0
2Andhra Pradesh4.30.7
3Bihar6.01.0
4Chhattisgarh3.61.0
5Gujarat2.10.7
6Haryana2.20.5
7Himachal Pradesh3.01.4
8Jammu & Kashmir4.11.4
9Jharkhand3.10.8
10Karnataka3.00.7
11Kerala4.50.8
12Madhya Pradesh3.91.0
13Maharashtra3.00.5
14Odisha4.91.0
15Punjab4.10.7
16Rajasthan3.51.1
17Tamil Nadu2.80.7
18Uttar Pradesh6.21.2
19Uttarakhand2.60.9
20Telangana2.30.5

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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