New Delhi, July24, 2019 :
The World Health Organization (WHO), Global Health Expenditure Database (GHED) provides data on spending by various Governments on health including India and countries of BRICS, ASEAN, SAARC etc.
Government is constantly increasing investment in health. As per National Health Accounts (NHA) Estimates, Government Health Expenditure as a percentage of GDP has increased from 1.13% in 2014-15 to 1.18% in 2015-16. The National Health Policy, 2017 envisages raising public health expenditure to 2.5% of GDP by 2025 in a time bound manner. It also envisages increasing State sector health spending to more than 8% of their budget by 2020.
The Minister of State (Health and Family Welfare), Sh Ashwini Kumar Choubey stated this in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha on July 23,2019.