Editorial Analysis: Co-op hospitals a good idea but expanding healthcare will need govt to invest a lot more

Co-op hospitalsApprox Read Time: 4 min Co-op hospitals India's weak overall healthcare : India's public health expenditure is low:The government—both the Centre and the states—accounts for only a third of the annual overall healthcare expenditure in the country.India’s public spending on health as a percentage of GDP, at just 1.29%, compares poorly with the OECD average of close to 9%.Shortage of healthcare personnel:India is also facing a shortage of healthcare personnel in…

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