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India Spends Mere 1.29% Of GDP On Health, Public Hospitals Running Without Doctors

by Rahul Gautam Dec 22, 2020 • 01:11 PM Views 337

The pandemic has laid bare the grim reality of India's healthcare after the country recently crossed the sombre milestone of 1 crore COVID-19 cases. The country spends just 1.29% of its GDP on healthcare and many public hospitals are running without any doctors. In 2013, the Manmohan government had set a target of increasing health spending to 2.5 percent of GDP by 2017. But statistics show that after the Modi government came to power in 2014, this goal remains a distant dream #India #healthcare #gonews