Tuesday, 26 May 2015

India's government expenditure on health among the lowest in the world

When it comes to government expenditure on health, India's is among the lowest in the world. 

In 2012, at 60 PPP dollars per capita, it was barely 1.4 per cent of the US government's per capita health dollar expenditure of 4,153 PPP dollars. 

Despite having such a high per capita public expenditure on health, the extremely high cost healthcare system in the US means the government covers only 47 per cent of total healthcare costs. 

In the UK and Japan, more than 80 per cent of the cost is covered by by government. In India, government expenditure is only 30.5 per cent of total expenditure on health.

Source : WHO