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Govt aims to raise health expenditure to 2.5% of GDP by 2025, health minister Harsh Vardhan tells Rajya Sabha
India

Govt aims to raise health expenditure to 2.5% of GDP by 2025, health minister Harsh Vardhan tells Rajya Sabha

Health Minister Harsh Vardhan informed the Rajya Sabha that the National Health Policy 2017 envisages increasing the public health expenditure to 2.5 percent of the GDP by 2025

Budget 2018: Govt may hike health spending by 11%; less than expected funds may slow disease control measures
Business

Budget 2018: Govt may hike health spending by 11%; less than expected funds may slow disease control measures

Health Minister JP Nadda had demanded 33% hike in health budget in order to expand vaccination coverage, free drugs distribution and to ward off a growing threat of non-communicable diseases such as cancer and diabetes which killed 60 lakh people in India in 2016

Medical reforms in India, Part-1: NMC Bill awards quantity over quality, fails to address corruption that plagued MCI
India

Medical reforms in India, Part-1: NMC Bill awards quantity over quality, fails to address corruption that plagued MCI

The National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill 2017 does not address the corruption that plagued MCI. Are we to believe that non-doctors will be less corrupt than the earlier corrupt MCI mandarins?

Dengue, malaria deaths rise in Delhi despite growing health expenditure and claims of health revolution
India

Dengue, malaria deaths rise in Delhi despite growing health expenditure and claims of health revolution

Despite rising expenditure in the health sector, both communicable and non-communicable diseases continue to claim lives in rather big numbers, shows white paper on Delhi’s health sector released by Praja Foundation on Thursday.

Unkind cut: Govt forgets election promise, slashes healthcare spend 20% on funds strain
Economy

Unkind cut: Govt forgets election promise, slashes healthcare spend 20% on funds strain

The government has ordered a cut of nearly 20 percent in its 2014/15 healthcare budget due to fiscal strains, putting at risk key disease control initiatives in a country whose public spending on health is already among the lowest in the world.<br />