Public health spending should be increased to 2.5-3% of GDP: Economic Survey

by Health | 29-01-2021 | 275 views

The Economic Survey 2020-21 has recommended that public spending on healthcare services should be increased from the current 1% to 2.5-3% of GDP. This can decrease the "out-of-pocket expenditures from 65% to 30% of overall healthcare spend", the survey said. It also advised that the health infrastructure must be "agile" to enable India to respond to pandemics.

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