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NATHEALTH – PwC Report throws light on innovative modes of funding for healthcare sector

The Report “Funding Indian healthcare; Catalyzing the next wave of growth” by NATHEALTH in association with PwC was released in the presence of Shri Faggan Singh Kulaste, Minister of State, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India, in New Delhi.

The Report recommends four scaling innovative modes which should be introduced for funding Indian healthcare. These include Fund of funds such as Pension funds, Investment route through PPP, long – term debt. Report bats for financing through pension funds which may provide access to a large pool of money. It also suggested funding through business trust entity like Real Estate Investment Trusts along with bilateral investment treaties.

While underlining the need of huge funding requirements, the Report says the FDI in the sector has been significantly increased in the last three years. However, healthcare expenditure’s share in GDP remains around 1.6 % in FY 16 and innovative funding modes would support the target of taking to 2.5% 2030. It also highlights the fact that Private Equity Deals are supporting the funding in the sector and value of transactions has increased from 94 million USD in 2011 to 1,275 million USD in 2016—a jump of 13.5 times.

The Report also …

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