Universal Health Coverage has been a pipedream for Indian government. A group was constituted in July 2014 to prepare a comprehensive background paper for the roll out of the National Health Assurance Mission. There is no information available regarding its progress on health ministry’s website. It doesn’t find any mention in the most recent President’s address to Parliament.
As per a report by Planning Commission, India would have required to spend at least 2.5% of its GDP on health by 2017 to progress in the road towards Universal Health Coverage. However, the current figure stands at 1.3%.