Indian government stalls roll-out of universal healthcare plan, report saysBMJ 2015; 350 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h1834 (Published 09 April 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h1834
- Cheryl Travasso
The Indian government has stalled the roll-out of its ambitious healthcare plan until the plan’s proposed cost is cut, Reuters has reported. Projected to cost about Rs1.16 trillion (£12.5bn; €17.2bn; $18.5bn) over five years, the government has asked that the plan be revised because of financial constraints.
Reuters said that the programme was presented to the prime minister at a meeting in January this year but was not approved, and the health ministry was asked to rework it.1 Details about the meeting have not been made public.
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