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India cuts health budget by 20%

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h4 (Published 02 January 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h4
  1. Sanjeet Bagcchi
  1. 1Kolkata

India, which already has one of the lowest health expenditures in the world, is reportedly making cuts of almost 20% in its 2014-15 healthcare budget.

A cut of over 60 billion Indian rupees (£610m; €786m; $948m) has been made from the total budget allocation of 351.63 billion Indian rupees for health and family welfare covering the financial year ending on 31 March, two health ministry officials told the Reuters news agency.1

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