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Expenditure on Health Sector



As per Economic Survey 2016-17 Volume 2 brought out by Ministry of Finance, expenditure by Government (Central and State Governments combined) on health as percentage of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) for  last three years is as under:

(i)    2014-15         -   1.2%

(ii)   2015-16         -   1.4% (RE)

(iii)  2016-17         -   1.5 % (BE)

The National Health Policy 2017 envisages increasing expenditure by Government on health to 2.5% of GDP in a time bound manner by 2025.  No target has been set for the current year.

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


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First Published: Tue, December 19 2017. 18:20 IST