PRIMARY HEALTH CARE

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Here's Something We All Need To Be Intolerant About

While all this ruthna and manana is going on, we have slowly become tolerant of issues that should actually bother us. Take healthcare for example. India is a home to 17.5% of the world's population. Unfortunately, we also account for a whopping 20% of all the global burden of disease. In spite of a continuing health crisis, in the 2015-16 budget the government allocated just Rs 33,150 crore -- about 4.2% of GDP -- for healthcare, of which only 1.2% is for public health spending.