Government spent Rs 1,526 on your health

A few states failed to utilize the released funds expeditiously, said union minister JP Nadda

GN Bureau | December 22, 2017


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Wondering how much the government spent on your health? Well, it was exactly Rs 1,526 in 2016-17.

Union health minister JP Nadda informed parliament that the per capita expenditure on healthcare by the government – centre and states – was Rs 1,108 in 2014 -15.

The expenditure went up to Rs 1,251 in 2015-16. In 2017-18, the expenditure is going to be Rs 1,797.

Read: Health sector, heal thyself


The minister said that a few states failed to utilize the released funds expeditiously. Letters were issued to the concerned state governments to utilize the funds expeditiously and added that public health being a state subject, primary responsibility of implementation and monitoring of schemes under NHM rests with the state governments.

Also read: Healthy attitude

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