Coronavirus Lockdown Restrictions Live Updates, Covid-19 State-wise Cases, Death Live Updates: Madhya Pradesh, Bihar and Chhattisgarh are the latest states to announce free COVID vaccination for all aged above 18 years. Earlier, Uttar Pradesh and Assam had announced a similar decision
Even before the shock of Covid-19, India’s economy had been losing momentum with growth slowing steadily. Now, after a large GDP contraction due to the pandemic, medium- to long-term prospects remain uncertain amid the second wave of infections.
India (the Centre and states) spend 1.26% of GDP (FY20BE) on health, way behind Brazil at 6.8%, Turkey 10.5% and Mexico 11.6%. States were estimated to spend spend about Rs 1.9 lakh crore in FY20BE while the Centre about Rs 77,000 crore.