Expenditure on Health Sector

Expenditure on Health Sector
New Delhi, December 19, 2017: As per Economic Survey 2016-17 Volume 2 brought out by Ministry of Finance, expenditure by Government (Central and State Governments combined) on health as percentage of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) for  last three years is as under:

(i)    2014-15         –   1.2%

(ii)   2015-16         –   1.4% (RE)

(iii)  2016-17         –   1.5 % (BE)


The National Health Policy 2017 envisages increasing expenditure by Government on health to 2.5% of GDP in a time bound manner by 2025.  No target has been set for the current year.

The Minister of State (Health and Family Welfare), Smt Anupriya Patel stated this in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha here today.

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