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Indian government proposes quadrupling healthcare spending to 2.5% of GDP in five years

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h556 (Published 02 February 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h556
  1. Sanjeet Bagcchi
  1. 1Kolkata

The Indian government has proposed increasing its spending on healthcare from 1.04% of gross domestic product (GDP) to 2.5% over the next five years, although it said that it may take longer to achieve this target.

The target is set out in the draft National Health Policy 2015, on which the ministry of health and family welfare is seeking comments and suggestions.1 The draft policy said, “Despite years of strong …

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