Friday, 1 July, 2022
TopicHealth expenditure

Topic: Health expenditure

Medical & public health spending cut due to ‘lower vaccine requirement’, Budget documents show

According to documents, the slash is to account for reduced Covid vaccination need, even as 2nd doses are awaited for most aged 15-18 years & vaccinations for children are yet to roll out.

Rich outlive poor by 7.5 years, upper caste women live 15 years more than Dalits: Oxfam report

The Oxfam report underscores how inequalities were evident during the Covid pandemic, when the poor couldn’t access healthcare services.

Central Vista project was always needless, now it has no moral ground either

As people across India die due to lack of oxygen, construction of Modi govt's lavish Rs 20,000-crore complex for MPs goes on.

How BMC will make a difference to Mumbai’s healthcare with 2021 budget after surviving Covid

Mumbai civic body allocated Rs 4,728.53 crore, 12% of budget, to the health sector, with a focus on building and upgrading infrastructure such as hospitals.

At 1.28% of GDP, India’s expenditure on health is still low although higher than before

National Health Profile data, released Wednesday, says cost of treatment has been on the rise in India, which has led to inequity in access to healthcare.

On Camera

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Representational image | Islam devotees offer Friday prayers during Ramadan, Patna, April 2022 | PTI

Quran says no one can limit others’ freedom. Udaipur killing violates Islam’s golden rule

Throughout history, Islamic scholars have uniformly agreed that respecting and obeying the law of the land is an essential aspect of faith.
The Reserve Bank of India logo | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

RBI intervenes with multi-pronged strategy in battle against rupee fall

The Reserve Bank’s challenges include crashes in forward dollar premiums to rising open interest in futures that adds to pressure on the currency.

Defence

National Security Adviser Ajit Doval | File photo: ANI

At 1st Maritime Security Group meet, NSA chief Doval stresses on coordination among stakeholders

Meeting chaired by Vice Admiral (retd) G. Ashok Kumar, India’s 1st national maritime security coordinator. ‘Crucial policy issues’ such as ‘blue economy initiative’ also discussed.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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