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India spends less on health than Bhutan, Nepal and Maldives
In the absence of a significant hike in spending on healthcare, achieving the national health targets could be an uphill task.India’s public health expenditure — 1% of its gross domestic product (GDP) — might have seen a marginal rise from 0.98% in 2014, but it is still far behind even low-income countries that spend 1.4% on an average, reveals the National Health Profile 2018. India spends even less than some of its neighbours, countries such as Bhutan (2.5%), Sri L
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