Per capita Public Health spending varies largely fromRs.630 (in Himachal Pradesh) to Rs. 93 (in Bihar) in2004-2005. (GOI, 2009).
Over 47% of hospitalized persons in rural areas & 31%in urban areas borrow heavily or sell assets to cover theexpenses (NSSO-60
Due to high hospital expenses over 25% of hospitalisedIndians fall below poverty line.
Only 10% Indians have some form of health insurance,mostly inadequate.