0.21% of infrastructure projects in health sector, reflecting low priority


Patients sleep in the corridor of a government-run hospital in the eastern Indian city of Siliguri. The lack of health facilities in India’s villages reflects the low

Of the 4,000-odd multi-crore infrastructure projects in the country, only nine (0.21%)—with a total investment of Rs 938 crore – are in the health sector, according to data published by the Ministry of Finance.

The public private partnership (PPP) projects range from diagnostic centres to super-specialty hospitals.

The investments in the health sector are far lower compared to those in the transport and energy sectors.

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