4 min read.Updated: 24 Sep 2018, 09:14 PM ISTLivemint
With challenges on every front, it will need sustained effort and course correction
The launch of the Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana on Sunday is the first step in a long process. An initiative so audacious in its scope and ambitions has implications that extend well beyond healthcare to the shape of the Indian economy. When a country has the world’s highest disease burden as India does, the human and economic costs are tremendous—to the tune of $6.2 trillion between 2012 and 2030, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). It follows, though, that its challenges are commensurate.