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India spends less than BRICS, SAARC nations on health; should fix it in Budget': Health body

India spends less than BRICS, SAARC nations on health; should fix it in Budget': Health body

India spends just 1.3 per cent of its GDP on healthcare. This figure is much lower compared to BRICS countries.

Centre announces increase in funding for health sector in Jammu and Kashmir

Centre announces increase in funding for health sector in Jammu and Kashmir

The Central Government has announced plans to raise the level of funding for the health sector in Jammu and Kashmir in cooperation and coordination with the state government, keeping in mind the objective of providing state-of-the-art medical services and facilities to people living in the remotest and smallest towns of the state, according to the state's Health Minister, Mr Bali Bhagat.

Aadhaar can help in creating national health record system

He said the system could be beneficial and effective because of the volume of an individual's health history.

Some welcome steps, more could have been done: Healthcare cos

The healthcare industry Friday welcomed moves to promote preventive health check ups and research in pharma in the Budget but said more could have been done to accelerate growth in the sector.