India- Instead of buying insurance, Indians are breaking into their savings to pay hospital bills
Saturday, 04 16 2016, Category: Health, Country: India
Eight in 10 Indians do not have access to medical insurance, according to fresh data from the National Sample Survey Organisation.
A look at the number of infant deaths in the country caused by preventable diseases makes it clear that without effective intervention, India’s famed demographic dividend could be coughing its way to oblivion.
India’s spending on health is the least among the BRICS nations. Last year, India missed six out of the ten health targets part of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals. The prime minister wants everyone to have insurance to ensure better healthcare, but there is a long way to go before that vision is realised.