For the year 2001-02, of the total health expenditure in GDP was 4.6%. Out of this public health expenditure was 0.94% of GDP and private health expenditure was 3.5% of GDP and external support was 0.11%.
The 11th five year plan aimed for inclusive growth by introducing National Rural Health Mission and National Urban Health Mission.
Janani Suraksha Yojana scheme has the dual objective of reducing maternal and infant mortality by promoting institutional deliveries. It is 100% centrally sponsored and integrates cash assistance with medical care.
National Urban Health Mission is intended to meet health needs of urban poor, particulary the slum dwellers and other marginalized dwellers who may be in slums or on sites.