Topic: Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States
and the performance of these schemes; mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted
for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections.
2) In order to make Ayushman Bharat scheme a success, certain key issues plaguing India’s healthcare sector need to be resolved. Analyse.(250 words)
Why this question
Ayushman Bharat scheme is a recently mooted health scheme that aims to transform the health sector in India. However, without catering to some of the issues plaguing health sector, the scheme will not be successful. The question is related to GS 2 syllabus under the following heading-
Key demand of the question
The question wants us to dig deeper into the issue and find out the problems/ issues with our healthcare system that should be necessarily resolved in order to make Ayushman Bharat scheme a success.
Analyse- we have to analyse the present health care system and bring out the important issues which need to be resolved at any cost, in order to achieve the desired aims of the scheme.
Structure of the answer
Introduction– mention the aim of Ayushman Bharat scheme and highlight the key strategy designated to achieve those aims.
Body- Discuss in points, what are the issues faced by present healthcare system and which need to be necessarily resolved.
e.g perennial shortage of infrastructure and human resources at primary levels, particularly in Northern states of India, lack of dedicated resources ( health budget has not been increased), regulation of healthcare sector ( need for bringing transparency in pricing, treatment protocols etc.), problem with cashing out of insurance sum etc.
Conclusion-Bring out a fair, balanced and concise conclusion on the desirability of Ayushman Bharat scheme and highlight the most important reforms which need to be implemented for making the scheme a success.