Granger Causality between Dengue Positive Cases Reported and Health Expenditures(A Case Study from Pakistan)
This paper mainly aimed to interrogate the unidirectional causality from dengue positive cases reported in Pakistan to health expenditure of Pakistan. The data for the years ranging from (2006-2014) was deployed to test the proposition used while; unidirectional causality from dengue positive cases reported to health expenditure was investigated through granger causality test. Findings confirmed that neither the dengue positive cases reported in Pakistan granger causes to an increase in health expenditure of Pakistan nor the increase in health expenditure of Pakistan granger causes negatively to the dengue positive cases imply that despite of the good numbers of dengue positive cases in the country, the Govt. of Pakistan did not bother to allocate a sufficient budget for it under the head of Govt. expenditures, whereas, insufficient allocation of money to counter the infectious diseases has never been able to cow down the infectious diseases like dengue infection in this country.