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Medical expenses bog down families

DNMUM422292 | 9/15/2018 | Author : Anagha Sawant | WC :269 | Health

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A health report based on a survey conducted across the city this year, states that on an average, 9.1% of a household’s income is spent on medical costs and expenses of the family.
A report released by the Praja Foundation, a non-profit working for better governance, stated that while there has been a rise in the cost of medical treatment, more than 76 per cent of the households in 2018, did not have any medical insurance for their families.
As per the data provided, 70 per cent of the highest socio-economic group members and 80 per cent of the lowest socio-economic group members do not have medical insurance. The citizen-driven survey was carried out by Hansa Research. They did a house-to-house survey of 20,078 households
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