Increasing Financial Resources for Health

Increasing Financial Resources
Last Date Aug 11,2015 00:00 AM IST (GMT +5.30 Hrs)
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This discussion theme is in continuance to our first discussion titled ‘Health System in India: Bridging the Gap between Potential and Performance’. To review what others have ...

This discussion theme is in continuance to our first discussion titled ‘Health System in India: Bridging the Gap between Potential and Performance’. To review what others have commented on this subject earlier in the first discussion, visit our Blog.

How can we maximize health returns through increasing financial resources for Health?

Public expenditure on health at the end of the 11th Plan period was at 1.04% of GDP. Additionally, 70% of total expenditure on health is out of pocket. Studies show that out of pocket expenditure on health in India may be contributing to increase in poverty by approximately 3.6% for rural areas and 2.9% for urban areas. Public health spending in India remains among the lowest among comparable countries. It is clear that there is a need to raise more resources for health. Since spending on health need not only be through central government allocations, novel methods for raising additional funds must also be explored. Please view the detailed paper Working Paper 2/2015- Increasing Financial Resources for Health and provide your suggestions on additional methods for increasing resources for health.

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Lakshman Srinivasan 5 years 4 months ago

The Government must take up a bold plan in ensuring health for all scheme and also must focus on Health Insurance for Senior Citizens and they are the most deprived class in India. With the change in the socio-economic pattern the senior citizen apathy are the worst as nobody to take care from within the family and more so the health cost is so high they cannot afford.