National health policy
2017 March 17
We hear that Government of India has finally approved the National health policy document. According to this report, healthcare spending which is currently at an abysmally low 1.1% of GDP, (every civilised country spends at least 5% of its GDP on healthcare) will, in stages, rise to 2.5%. We are also very glad to see that some opening promos mention palliative care along with geriatric care as a major component of primary health care.
We shall eagerly look forward to see the policy document as it gets uploaded on Government of India’s website.