National Health System Cost Database for India (NHSCD)

The NHSCD provides a one-stop shop for cost information for healthcare decision-making in india. The database is intended for a diverse set of users including: health economists involved in economic evaluation, health care programme managers establishing budgets, policy makers making resource allocation decisions, Ministry of Health personnel setting prices, health financing experts looking at resource requirements, researchers, consultants, NGOs and donors.



  • India’s National health system cost database, jointly developed by PGI Chandigarh in partnership with Government of India’s department of health research was launched during the international symposium on health technology assessment (ISHTA) held in New Delhi on March 10.

  • Organized a special session entitled: “iHEA 2021 Special session: Necessity as the mother of invention: Locally adapted Health Technology Assessment as a driver of methodological and institutional innovation” and also delivered a talk on the topic “Developing Reference Case for HTA in India: Adaptation in the Drugs, Devices and Programs” at International Health Economics Association conference, on July 12-15, 2021.

  • Organized the “Workshop on Health Economics” at Advanced Peadiatric Centre, PGIMER- ICMR Centre for Evidence Based Child Health on May 21, 2021

  • Conducted training on “Costing of Healthcare Services” in association with the Department of Health Research and the International Decision Support Initiative, London on March 24-25, 2021.

  • Organized an online Roundtable Consultation on the “Role of Supplementary Mechanisms in Financing Immunization in India” on October 28, 2020.

  • 3rd National Workshop on Costing of Health Care Services, Chandigarh, India, 10-13 December, 2019.

  • CME on Financing for Universal Health Coverage at the 60th National Conference of Indian Association of Preventive and Social Medicine, Shimla (HP), India, March 2019.

  • National Consultation on Health Financing Policies in India in New Delhi, Feb 27, 2019. Co-organized with the Centre for Health Economics, York University UK&GiZ India.

  • 1st National Workshop on Costing of Health Care Services, Chandigarh, India, 16-19 May, 2018.

  • 2nd National Conference on Health Technology Assessment, Chandigarh, India, 24-25 Feb, 2018.

  • 7th International Fellowship on Health Technology Assessment, Chandigarh, India, 19-23 Feb, 2018.

  • Regional Workshop on Economic Evaluation in Health Care, State Health Resource Centre, Raipur (Chattisgarh), India, Dec 2-3, 2016.

  • National Symposium on Universal Health Coverage: A Step Towards Sustainable Development, Chandigarh, India, 9-10 March 2016.

  • Gupta M, Lakshmi PVM, Prinja S, Singh T, Sirati T, Rao C, Kumar R. Comparative performance of verbal autopsy methods in identifying causes of adult mortality: A case study in India. Indian J Med Research. 2020. Forthcoming.

  • Cost of Management and Health Related Quality for Life of Diabetes and Hypertension in India, Brar S, Kaur G, Muniyandi M, Karikalan N, Bano H, Bhansali A, Jain S, Kumari S, Prinja S (2020). Forthcoming.

  • cost of national vector borne disease control programme in north india. indian j med research. 2020.Forthcoming.

  • Prinja S, Singh MP, Rajsekar K, Sachin O, Gedam P, Nagar A, CHSI Study Group, Bhargava B. Translating Research to Policy: Setting Provider Payment Rates for Strategic Purchasing under India's National Public Health Insurance Scheme. Applied Health Economics & Health Policy. .Forthcoming.

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  • The International Conference is organized by the Department of Health Research (DHR), Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, in collaboration with the Access and Delivery Partnership (ADP) and UNDP India.


  • Kaur N, Vijayvergiya R, Prinja S, Dixit J, Sahoo SK, Kasinadhuni G. Economic impact And SafetY of Same-Day Discharge following percutaneous coronary intervention: A tertiary care centre experience from northern India (EASY-SDD). Cardiovascular revascularization medicine: including molecular interventions.:S1553-8389.

  • 2. Singh MP, Prinja S, Rajsekar K, Gedam P, Aggarwal V, Sachin O, Naik J, Agarwal A, Kumar S, Sinha S, Singh V. Cost of Surgical Care at Public Sector District Hospitals in India: Implications for Universal Health Coverage and Publicly Financed Health Insurance Schemes. PharmacoEconomics-Open. 2022 Jun 22:1-2.

  • 3. Kumar D, Prinja S. Costing of services under National Tuberculosis Elimination Program at public health facilities of northern India. Indian Journal of Tuberculosis. 2022 May 27.

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