The India Health Report 2010 has found that many households in India spend 7% of total expenditure on healthcare. The report was compiled by Indicus Analytics.
The report underlines the fact that many families in India continue to bear the burden of health care expenditure as the government does not contribute much. With public health spending pretty low, household will have to fend for themselves.
"Private health spending accounts for more than 80 per cent of all health spending in India and one of the highest proportions of private spending anywhere in the world," the study added.
This out-of-pocket healthcare spending is pushing more families towards poverty, the report warned.