With a population of more than 1.2 billion, India is the world’s largest democracy. Over the past decade, the country’s integration into the global economy has been accompanied by economic growth. India has now emerged as a global player.
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Making Each Rupee go a Longer WayHow do we utilize every rupee spent on health care... Show More + in the best possible way? The issue is particularly important for India as it ramps up health spending and moves forward on its ambitious agenda of providing health insurance to all under the National Health Assurance Mission (NHAM).Even the world’s richest countries cannot assure all possible health services for every member of their population. In India the challenge is far greater. The country needs to meet the healthcare needs of one-sixth of all humanity with less than 1 percent of the funds spent globally on health care.Presently, India spends about 4 percent of its GDP on health, much less than other countries at similar income levels. And of this, about 60 percent is spent by households, making them susceptible to impoverishment due to catastrophic health expenses.The gove Show Less -