Study puts spotlight on persisting gender discrimination in health issues
While the inpatient expenditure for men in India is ₹23,666, it stands at ₹16,881 for women
The study was conducted by JNU and the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis
Indians spend far less on hospitalizing women than men, a new study showed, indicating persisting gender discrimination in health issues. The study, Gender Disparities in Healthcare Expenditures and Financing Strategies (HCFS) for inpatient care in India, said the discrimination also shows up when families have to borrow or sell assets to pay for hospitalization.