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Economic Survey 2020: Expenditure on healthcare continues to be flat

The combined Central and state governments spend on healthcare, as percentage of total expenditure had remained flat at 5.3 in last two consecutive financial years

January 31, 2020 / 07:40 PM IST
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The spend on healthcare, as percentage of total expenditure, has remained flat at 5.3 percent in last two consecutive financial years, according to Economic Survey 2020.

The overall budgetary expenditure by Centre and states in FY20 budget estimates stood at Rs 60.72 lakh crores.

In terms of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) the government spend on healthcare is 1.6 percent in FY20 budget estimate a small rise from 1.5 percent in FY19.

Expenditure on health includes expenditure on medical and public health, family welfare and water supply and sanitation.