The National Health Profile 2015 report released by the Central Bureau of Health Intelligence suggests that people in Kerala spend the maximum amount on medical facilities out of their own pockets followed by Punjab.
The overall monthly per capita household 'out-of-pocket' medical expenditure per month for rural areas in the country was found to be Rs. 95.18 and for urban areas, it was Rs. 145.71. The report revealed that people in rural Kerala spend Rs. 244 per month on health care and in urban areas, they spend Rs. 275 per month. The corresponding figures for Punjab were at Rs. 196 and Rs. 197 respectively.
AdvertisementRural Delhi spends Rs. 150 every month on 'out-of-pocket' health care, while Himachal Pradesh spends Rs. 134 and Andhra Pradesh Rs. 125 each month. People in urban areas of West Bengal spend Rs. 193, while Haryana and Tamil Nadu spend Rs. 149.
The report also suggested that Sikkim, Goa, Anurachal Pradesh, Mizoram and Nagaland are the states with the highest per capita expenditure on health by the government.