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'Investment in health in India among lowest'

DNAHM108004 | 1/12/2017 | Author : dna correspondent | WC :259 | Health

Ahmedabad: At an event that is primarily held to attract investment in India and Gujarat, a World Health Organisation (WHO) representative for India stressed that investment in health is equal to investment in economy.
Dr Henk Bekedam praised India's efforts, particularly the strides it had made in containing HIV, TB and malaria but cautioned that a lot more needs to be achieved.
"Government should focus on addressing market failures in health. There is a need to increase government expenditure in health to 3.5% GDP by 2030 and strengthening public health capacity. The investment in health in India is still among the lowest. Indians still have to spend a lot on medicines," said Dr Bekedam. He said that studies
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