The kind of growth that is taking place in the health sector of the government is going in the right direction. Because the emphasis is on health services.
It is clear in the report that the government’s expenditure on health services has increased in the total GDP. The government spent some 1.3 percent of GDP on health services in 2017-18
The government is spending a lot on health services. According to the report released by the National Health Account i.e. National Health Account (NHA) of India, the expenditure of the government in the total expenditure in the health sector has increased to 40.8% in 2017-18 as compared to the year 2013-14. In 2013-14, this expenditure was 28.6%. According to the news of Times of India, the report said that government expenditure on health was 3.7% in 2013-14 which increased to 5.1% in 2017-18. It is clear in the NHA (National Health Authority) report that the government’s expenditure on health services has increased in the total GDP. The government spent some 1.3 percent of GDP in 2017-18 on health services. Which was 1.15 percent in the last financial year 2013-14.
The share of expenditure in the field of health is increasing continuously
According to the ministry, social security spending on health has also increased during 2017-18, including health insurance programmes, government-funded health insurance schemes and medical reimbursements made to government employees. If we look at the share of total health expenditure, it has increased to 6 percent in 2013-14, 7.3 percent in 2016-17 and 9 percent in 2017-18.
Spending on own pocket and foreign aid also reduced
Out of pocket expenditure on health services has also come down. Looking at the data, out of pocket expenditure on health was 48.8% in 2017-18, 58.7% in 2016-17 and 64.2% in 2013-14. At the same time, foreign aid for health decreased from 0.6% to 0.5% compared to last year, which reflects the self-reliant policy of the government. An increase in public expenditure on healthcare was suggested in the year 2017-18, due to which the per capita out-of-pocket expenditure has come down to Rs 2,097 in 2017-18 from Rs 2,336 in 2013-14.
According to the report, the share of primary healthcare in the current government expenditure increased to 54.7% in 2017-18, from 51.1 percent in the year 2013-14. According to the report, the kind of increase in the health sector of the government. He is going in the right direction. Because the emphasis is on health services.
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