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Kerala has the highest out-of-pocket expenditure on healthcare

Kerala has the highest out-of-pocket expenditure on healthcare

According to a new report released by the health ministry, Kerala has the highest per-capita expenditure of healthcare followed by Punjab. The report states the fact that people in Kerala spend the maximum amount of medical facilities-incurring their own expense, as confirmed by IANS.

The overall monthly per capita household “out-of-pocket” medical expenditure per month for rural areas in the country was Rs 95.18 and for urban areas, it was Rs 145.71, said the National Health Profile 2015 by the Central Bureau of Health Intelligence.

People in rural Kerala spend Rs 244 per month on health care and in urban areas, they spend Rs 275. The corresponding figures for Punjab are Rs 196 and Rs 197.

Rural Delhi spends Rs 150 per month on “out-of-pocket” health care, Himachal Pradesh Rs 134 and Andhra Pradesh Rs 125.

People in urban areas in West Bengal spend Rs 193, and in Haryana and Tamil Nadu, Rs 149.

Sikkim, Goa, Anurachal Pradesh, Mizoram and Nagaland are the states with the highest per capita expenditure on health by the government.

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