Just 0.21 % of new projects in health
THE UNION Ministry of Finance recently published data, according to which of the 4,000 multi-crore infrastructure projects in India only nine (0.21 per cent)—having an investment of 938 crore—are in the health sector. Investments in the health sector were far lower compared to those in the transport and energy sectors. India spent US $69 per capita on health in 2013, the lowest among developing nations. Even poorer economies like Indonesia and Mexico did better, according to the data published by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development ( The government heath expenditure is also low compared to other countries, South Africa, Brazil and China.