The paper brought out by the Healthcare Federation of India in association with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) was released today and also highlighted the long term need for finance in the health care sector.
The paper said cardiac diseases and cancer have emerged as the top causes of mortality in India, while 70 per cent of cancer patients die within the first year.
It further stated that India requires a capital investment of Rs 162,500 crore to fulfil the projected bed requirements of 6.5 lakh by 2017.
As per the report, 70 per cent of India's healthcare infrastructure is concentrated in the top 20 cities.

Member Planning Commission Sayeda Hameed released the report in the presence of Additional Secretary, Ministry of health and WHO representative of India, C K Mishra.

Leading healthcare service providers including hospitals and insurance companies have launched a forum, Healthcare Federation of India, which will work towards formulating policies and developing infrastructure in the health sector.



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