Status of AIIMS set-up under PMSSY

Health and Family Welfare

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE RAJYA SABHA UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 1725 TO BE ANSWERED ON 3RD DECEMBER, 2019 PUBLIC HEALTH BUDGET 1725. DR. AMAR PATNAIK: PROF. M.V. RAJEEV GOWDA: Will the Minister of HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE be pleased to state: (a) the spending on health as a per cent of GDP in the last five years, year-wise; (b) the strategy and roadmap that is in place to gradually increase public health spending to 2.5 per cent of the GDP by 2025; (c) the current status of the plan; and (d) if delay is envisaged, the reasons therefor, and the estimated year of reaching the target? ANSWER THE MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE (SHRI ASHWINI KUMAR CHOUBEY) (a): As per the National Health Accounts Estimates, public expenditure on health in India during the latest four years, for which data is available is as follows: Year Public expenditure on health as percentage of GDP 2013-14 1.15% 2014-15 1.13% 2015-16 1.18% 2016-17 1.2% (b) to (d): The National Health Policy, 2017 envisages raising public health expenditure to 2.5% of GDP by 2025 in a time bound manner. The Policy also envisages States to increase public expenditure on health to more than 8% of their budget by 2020.