India’s healthcare plan Modicare faces slow start

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

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.