It was always measly

  • 14/05/2004

It was always measly India embarked on its present path of economic liberalisation relatively late. The infamous Manmohan Singh budget of 1991 set the trend that was followed in the following decade and a half. Among other things, liberalisation involved savage cuts in budgetary support to the health sector. In the last 15 years there has been a fall, in real terms, in expenditure on health care both by the centre and the states

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