Union Budget- Priorities for Health Sector

  • A Marthanda Pillai Global Institute of Public Health, Thiruvananthapuram
  • Muhammed Shaffi, MBBS, MPH, MBA Ananthapuri Hospitals, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala 695029
Keywords: Health expenditure, Universal health coverage, Health priorities

Abstract

India continues to be among the countries of the world that have a high burden of diseases, but with proportionately very poor public expenditure. If the proposed action plan aimed at Universal Health Coverage has to work out the new government has to take conscious decision to increase health care spending with general taxation as the primary source

Author Biographies

A Marthanda Pillai, Global Institute of Public Health, Thiruvananthapuram

Currently the national president of Indian Medical Association is the Director ;  He is a senior consultant neurosurgeon and Honorary Professor of Bioethics and serves in the Governing Council of Kerala University of Health Sciences

Muhammed Shaffi, MBBS, MPH, MBA, Ananthapuri Hospitals, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala 695029

Assistant Professor, Global Institute of Public Health

Published
2014-12-30
Section
Original Research