Topic– Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health
3) With a scheme like Pradhan Mantri Jan Aarogya yojana, our state capacity now needs to go far beyond the health sector, to ensure success. Examine. (250 words)
Why this question.
The article discusses the things to be monitored to ensure success of PMJAY, which go beyond the requirements of health sector. PMJAY, is one of the most ambitious health scheme launched in the country and a lot is riding on its success. Examining Ng whether state capacity is sufficient to deal with challenges that might emanate from the scheme is important.
Key demand of the question
The question expects us to first explain what is envisaged under PMJAY, and thereafter examine the resons why is it that state capacity needs to go beyond state and the likely impacts of it.
Examine – When you are asked to examine, you have to probe deeper into the topic, get into details, and find out the causes or implications if any .
Structure of the answer
Introduction – explain about PMJAY
- Highlight that schemes based in health insurance brings with it its own set of special concerns. Discuss the concerns such as the need to deal with price externality and uniformity, the issue of top up prices etc.
- Thereafter, we need to analyze state capacity and ability to deal with challenges mentioned herein
- Finally, we need to discuss the impact of such challenges are not dealth with effectively – the scheme might follow the path followed by other insurance based health schemes
Conclusion – Give your view on the existing state capacity to deal with implementation of PMJAY and discuss way forward.