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IJSTR >> Volume 8 - Issue 11, November 2019 Edition

International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research  
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Public Healthcare Spending In Haryana: Trends And Growth

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Devinder Singh Hooda



CAGR, Healthcare, Index growth rate, Out of Pocket Expenditure, Social well-being, Universal Healthcare



Health expenditure is an important component of Government expenditure for social well-being. This paper analyzes the trends and growth rate of public health expenditure in Haryana during 2002-03 to 2016-17. On the basis of GDP, the paper selected major sixteen states of India to compare with Haryana to see the size and situation of health expenditure. The paper concludes that the health expenditure as a percentage of GDP ranges from 0.53 percent to 0.82 percent during the study period. The paper shows that the public expenditure on health in Haryana has increased only in absolute term but it is not satisfactory in relative terms. Out of 16 major states the rank of Haryana in public health spending as ratio to total expenditure is 12th in percentage term. Only Madhya Pradesh and Punjab have spent less expenditure on health whereas all other states have spent more expenditure as compared to Haryana in 2016-17. The result also shows that government health spending as percentage of GDP has also increased, but not enough to achieve the goal of ‘Health for All’. The paper also suggest that for the development of health sector government needs to spend more on health care services in Haryana.



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