New Delhi: Dec 13, 2010
Appreciating the country's commitment towards universalising health coverage for the people, health economist Robert Yates has said the country needs to increase its public spending on health either by health insurance schemes or taxation. “The entire exercise of constituting a high-level expert group on universal health coverage that India has undertaken has been done at an appropriate time when the economy is growing and the country is getting wealthier as a whole. It now needs to think on how to utilise its resources to provide universal healthcare to its people, and the message is strong and clear that public spending on health has to increase,” he told The Hindu during an interaction.
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