India's healthcare plan Modicare faces slow start

Why the ambitious Indian healthcare scheme is failing some of the poor.

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    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ambitious healthcare scheme - Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PMJAY) or Modicare, was designed to solve most of the medical problems for the poor.

    But many say the system is experiencing a slow and challenging start for the 500 million people it is supposed to help.

     

    Al Jazeera's Scott Heidler reports from New Delhi.


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