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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NCDC to launch Ayushman Sahakar scheme to fund co-operative healthcare facilities

Ayushman Sahakar schemeApprox Read Time: 3 min In News: The Centre has launched the Ayushman Sahakar scheme to involve co-operatives in creating healthcare infrastructure in the country. Background: It has been observed that due to lack of credit support, many cooperative hospitals find difficulty to start new aspects of medical education including colleges offering MBBS, BDS, BAMS programmes.Moreover, the ongoing pandemic has brought into focus the need to strengthen health infrastructure in rural areas.The scheme takes inspiration…

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During Pandemic: Government of India borrows $500 million from AIIB

GoI borrows $500 million from AIIBApprox Read Time: 7 minutes In News: The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) has approved funding of $500 million to support India’s efforts to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. The loan is part of a $10 billion funding facility the AIIB has announced to help public and private sector entities deal with the pandemic. GoI borrows $500 million from AIIB News Summary: GoI borrows $500 million…

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