SSC Economics Sample Paper NCERT Sample Paper-5

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    Consider the following statements in the context of expenditure pattern on Indian health sector in recent years:
    1. Public expenditure on health as a percent of GDP is very low compared to many other emerging and developed countries.
    2. Unlike most-countries, in India private sector expenditure on health as a percentage of GDP is higher than public expenditure.
    3. Among the BRICS nations India's health expenditure is lowest. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

    A)  1 and 2 only    

    B)  2 and 3 only

    C)  1 and 3 only    

    D)  1, 2 and 3

    Correct Answer: D

    Solution :

    [d] India's rank is 143 among 190 countries in terms of per capita expenditure on health ($146 PPP in 2011). It has 157th position according to per capita government spending on health which is just about $ 44 PPP. India's per capita health spending is 35 per cent and about one-third of China and Thailand respectively. India's per capita government spending is one of the lowest in the World. It is less than one fifth of China and about 15 percent of Thailand (WHO 2014).

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