Spending cuts in India will hurt already inadequate health services, experts say

10 abril 2015

Deep cuts in health spending by the Indian government will lead to continued inadequate health services and delays in achieving universal access to healthcare, argue experts. The Bharatiya Janata Party, elected to power in 2014, promised to increase access to health, improve quality and lower costs. But in 2014-2015, the central government spent much less than it had budgeted for – 20% less in current spending and as much as 50% less in capital spending.