Govt spent ₹1,526 on your health

Governance Now - - BRIEFINGS -

Won­der­ing how does the gov­ern­ment spend on your health? Well, it was ex­actly ₹1,526 in 2016-17. union health min­is­ter JP nadda informed par­lia­ment that the per capita ex­pen­di­ture on health­care by the gov­ern­ment – cen­tre and states – was ₹1,108 in 201415. The ex­pen­di­ture was ₹1,251 in 2015-16. in 2017-18, the ex­pen­di­ture is go­ing to be ₹1,797. The spend­ing speaks vol­ume about the sorry state of pub­lic health in in­dia. Ac­cord­ing to the min­is­ter, a few states failed to utilise the re­leased funds ex­pe­di­tiously. Let­ters were is­sued to the con­cerned state gov­ern­ments to utilise the funds ex­pe­di­tiously and added that pub­lic health be­ing a state sub­ject, pri­mary re­spon­si­bil­ity of im­ple­men­ta­tion and mon­i­tor­ing of schemes un­der NHM rests with the state gov­ern­ments.

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