India set to increase public health spending to 2.5 % of GDP, says PM Modi

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poopIndia is set to increase its public health spending to 2.5 percent of its gross domestic product (GDP) by 2025, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on December 12 while addressing 2018 Partners’ Forum.

PM Modi also said that India is one of the first nations to advocate focused attention on adolescence and to implement a full-fledged health promotion and prevention programme for adolescents.

The PM said, “We are committed to increasing India’s health spending to 2.5 per cent of GDP by 2025, reaching to more than $100 billion. This will mean an actual increase of 345 per cent over the current share, in just eight years.”

The Partners’ Forum is a two-day global conference, in which 1,200 high-level delegates from 85 nations, including ministers from 25 nations are participating.

“We will continue to work for the betterment of people. Women, children and youth will continue to remain at the heart of every policy, programme or initiative,” PM Modi further said.