While economic growth has gained momentum in the last decade, the Indian health system isstillfacing multiple challenges in terms of increasing access and providing quality care to large sections of people. This book makes a modest attempt to unravel the operational and functional issues in the public health care system in Orissa, India focusing on district sector spending and governance issues. Examining the nature and trend of public spending on health care in the state as well as district levels, this account presents the reality in terms of service delivery against the policy pronouncements."
Sarit Kumar Routis a policy analyst focusing on health and education associated with the Public Health Foundation of India National Health Account. He is also a formerlead researcher forthe Indian government through theMinistry of Health and Family Welfare."