India plans to raise health spending by 11% in budget; less than requested

India is poised to raise its public health spending by 11 percent in the annual budget next month, after rejecting the health minister’s demand for a much bigger increase to ramp up disease control, according to government sources and documents.

Health Minister JP Nadda sought a “bare minimum” budget of nearly $10 billion for 2018-19 – 33 percent higher than last year – in a letter to the finance minister on Nov. 26, which Reuters has reviewed.

Nadda argued the fu .

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