Delhi, Puducherry and Meghalaya consistently focusing on health expenditure; The Health expenditure of these states increased from FY 2001-2008 to FY 2009-2017 significantly. The analysis conducted by Phd Bureau of PHD Chamber of commerce and Industry.
The health expenditure of Delhi as percentage of aggregate expenditure increased significantly to 9.6 % (average during 2009-2017) from 7.1 % (average during 2001-2008) with the improvement of 2.5 percentage points, said the analysis.
The expenditure on health in Puducherry as percentage of aggregate expenditure increased significantly to 7.8% (average during 2009-2017) from 7.0 % (average during 2001-2008) with improvement of 0.8 percentage points, the study says.
The expenditure on health in Meghalaya as percentage of aggregate expenditure increased significantly to 6.2% (average during 2009-2017) from 5.6 % (average during 2001-2008) with improvement of 0.6 percentage points.
However, the state of Madhya Pradesh, Bihar and Haryana are not spending much on Health Expenditure and it is less than 4%. Haryana has increased its health expenditure to 3.5% (average during 2009-2017) from 2.9% (average during 2001-2008) with the improvement of 0.6 percentage points but less than 4% and Bihar has declined its health expenditure to 3.7% (average during 2009-17) from 4.4% (average during 2001-2008) with the decrease in 0.7 percentage points whereas Madhya Pradesh remains stagnant without any change in Health Expenditure.
|Health Expenditure as % of total Aggregate Expenditure Analysis|
|S No.||States|| Average
|1||NCT Delhi||7.1||9.6 +2.5|
|7||Himachal Pradesh||4.7||5.2 +0.5|
|8||Jammu and Kashmir||5.2||5.2 +0.0|
|14||Uttar Pradesh||4.2||4.9 +0.7|
|15||Arunachal Pradesh||4.2||4.9 +0.7|
|18||West Bengal||4.4||4.6 +0.2|
|19||Tamil Nadu||4.0||4.5 +0.5|
|20||Nagaland||4.6||4.5 – 0.1|
|22||Andhra Pradesh||3.8||4.2 +0.4|
|24||Jharkhand||5.0||4.2 – 0.8|
|29||Madhya Pradesh||3.8||3.8 0.0|
|30||Bihar||4.4||3.7 – 0.7|
Source : PHD Research Bureau, compiled from Reserve Bank of India.
Difference in B-A indicate consistent increase (+) or decrease (-) in health expenditure
of the aggregate expenditure