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Slow but steady start

PMJAY has not yet made a dent where it's most needed

Healthcare, health insurance

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Business Standard Editorial Comment
It has now been a year since the ambitious health care scheme known as the Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PMJAY) was launched. In that period, it has racked up some impressive numbers: Most importantly, there were about 4.5 million cases of hospital treatment under the scheme. This is a large figure until the number of possible cases in the country is considered. Indeed, the relative smallness of this number points to an issue yet to be addressed: Public awareness and access. The PMJAY has spread across practically the entire country, with 33 states and Union territories having some form

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First Published: Sep 27 2019 | 12:06 AM IST

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