Doubts voiced over Indonesia health scheme

Effectiveness of plan to give medical coverage to 240 million people over next five years questioned by critics.

    Indonesia is launching the world’s biggest health-care scheme. Starting from January 1 the government wants to cover an estimated 240 million people by medical insurance.

    The plan will roll out in the next five years, but critics say that those who need it most will not benefit from the scheme.

    Al Jazeera's Step Vaessen reports from Jakarta.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Meet the deported nurse aiding asylum seekers at US-Mexico border

    Meet the deported nurse helping refugees at the border

    Francisco 'Panchito' Olachea drives a beat-up ambulance around Nogales, taking care of those trying to get to the US.

    The rise of Pakistan's 'burger' generation

    The rise of Pakistan's 'burger' generation

    How a homegrown burger joint pioneered a food revolution and decades later gave a young, politicised class its identity.

    'We will cut your throats': The anatomy of Greece's lynch mobs

    The brutality of Greece's racist lynch mobs

    With anti-migrant violence hitting a fever pitch, victims ask why Greek authorities have carried out so few arrests.