'Modicare': India pm to launch new health scheme

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi has revealed an ambitious ‘national health protection scheme’ during Independence day celebrations in New Delhi, he says says it will cover around half a billion poor people.

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    India's prime minister has revealed what is being billed as the world's largest government-funded health scheme.

    Narendra Modi says it will cover around half a billion people.

    But there're concerns that existing facilities won't be able to handle the rise in demand.

    Al Jazeera's Andrew Thomas reports from the northeastern city of Guwahati.


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