Delhi, Puducherry and Meghalaya consistently focusing on health expenditure: PHD Chamber

No.PR-74 September 1, 2018 New Delhi Delhi, Puducherry and Meghalaya consistently focusing on health expenditure: PHD Chamber Delhi, Puducherry and Meghalaya consistently focusing on health expenditure; The Health expenditure of these states increased from FY 2001-2008 to FY 2009-2017 significantly. The analysis conducted by Phd Bureau of PHD Chamber of commerce and Industry. The health expenditure of Delhi as percentage of aggregate expenditure increased significantly to 9.6 % (average during 2009-2017) from 7.1 % (average during 2001-2008) with the improvement of 2.5 percentage points, said the analysis. The expenditure on health in Puducherry as percentage of aggregate expenditure increased significantly to 7.8% (average during 2009-2017) from 7.0 % (average during 2001-2008) with improvement of 0.8 percentage points, the study says. The expenditure on health in Meghalaya as percentage of aggregate expenditure increased significantly to 6.2% (average during 2009-2017) from 5.6 % (average during 2001-2008) with improvement of 0.6 percentage points. However, the state of Madhya Pradesh, Bihar and Haryana are not spending much on Health Expenditure and it is less than 4%. Haryana has increased its health expenditure to 3.5% (average during 2009-2017) from 2.9% (average during 2001-2008) with the improvement of 0.6 percentage points but less than 4% and Bihar has declined its health expenditure to 3.7% (average during 2009-17) from 4.4% (average during 2001-2008) with the decrease in 0.7 percentage points whereas Madhya Pradesh remains stagnant without any change in Health Expenditure.

Health Expenditure as % of total Aggregate Expenditure Analysis
S No. States       Average (FY 2001-2008)          (A)     Average (FY 2009-17)         (B) Difference   (B-A)
1 NCT Delhi          7.1        9.6                         +2.5
2 Puducherry          7.0        7.8                         +0.8
3 Meghalaya          5.6        6.2                         +0.6
4 Goa          4.4        5.7                         +1.3
5 Mizoram          4.5        5.3                         +0.8
6 Kerala          4.9        5.2                         +0.3
7 Himachal Pradesh          4.7        5.2                         +0.5
8 Jammu and Kashmir          5.2        5.2                         +0.0
9 Manipur          3.3        5.1                         +1.8
10 Assam          3.9        5.1                         +1.2
11 Tripura          4.2        5.1                         +0.9
12 Rajasthan          4.4        5.0                         +0.6
13 Uttarakhand          4.1        4.9                         +0.8
14 Uttar Pradesh          4.2        4.9                         +0.7
15 Arunachal Pradesh          4.2        4.9                         +0.7
16 Sikkim          2.7        4.9                         +2.2
17 Gujarat          3.2        4.6                         +1.4
18 West Bengal          4.4        4.6                         +0.2
19 Tamil Nadu          4.0        4.5                         +0.5
20 Nagaland          4.6        4.5                         - 0.1
21 Telangana          0.0        4.4                         +4.4
22 Andhra Pradesh          3.8        4.2                         +0.4
23 Chhattisgarh          3.6        4.2                         +0.6
24 Jharkhand          5.0        4.2                         - 0.8
25 Punjab          3.4        4.1                         +0.7
26 Karnataka          3.9        4.1                         +0.2
27 Odisha          3.5        4.0                         +0.5
28 Maharashtra          3.5        3.9                         +0.4
29 Madhya Pradesh          3.8        3.8                           0.0
30 Bihar          4.4        3.7                         - 0.7
31 Haryana          2.9        3.5                         +0.6
Source : PHD Research Bureau, compiled from Reserve Bank of India. Difference in B-A indicate consistent increase (+) or decrease (-) in health expenditure of the aggregate expenditure Ends. Koteshwar Prasad Dobhal Consultant (PR)