Healthcare Spending

'The UK spends about Rs 1.5 lakh per citizen on health.'
'India spend Rs 260.'
'Of course, we are a poor nation, but we are a poor nation that spent Rs 59,000 crore buying 36 fighter planes and this year is spending Rs 99,000 crore on a bullet train,' says Aakar Patel.

The world's highest number of women dying in childbirth; the world's highest deaths of children under the age of five; a health system that ranks 112 among 190 countries; one doctor for 1,700 people; 21% of the world's burden of disease, worsened by poor basic health and sanitation. While India has the fastest growing population, and an ambitious growth aspiration, it has always had a disproportionately small health budget. In 2015, this shrank further to 1.2% of the GDP, one of the stingiest in .
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Health Expenditure in India on 1995 4.0 %   in 2017 - 4.7 %                                             India
 The Indian Health care industry is growing at a rapid pace (CAGR of 17 per cent) and is expected to become a US $280 billion industry by 2020. Even so, nearly one million Indians die every year due to inadequate healthcare facilities and close to 700 million people have no access to specialist care.
There are wide gaps between the rural and urban population in its health care system. A staggering 70 per cent of the population still lives in rural areas and has no or limited access to hospitals and clinics. Around 80 per cent of specialists live in urban areas.
Improvement in health care infrastructure and facilities and ease of access to them is the only way India can fight against diseases. For that to happen, government spending on healthcare must go up. However, the state of affairs, as they are now, is not very encouraging.
The average growth in expenditure on total healthcare is not only lower than the average GDP growth rate, the expenditure is still lower (as a % of GDP) than the expenditure of even low-income countries, as classified by the World Bank (See Graph).