An Ethical Analysis of the ‘Ayushman Bharat-Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojna (PM-JAY)’ Scheme using the Stakeholder Approach to Universal Health Care in India


This paper analyses the ethical considerations using the stakeholder theory on two specific domains of the newly implemented ‘Ayushman Bharat-Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojna (PM-JAY)’ scheme by the Government of India. The paper recommends a solidarity-based approach over an entitlement based one that focuses on out-of-pocket expenses for the most vulnerable and a stewardship role from the private sector to ensure equity, accountability, and sustainability of PM-JAY scheme.

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Dholakia, S. An Ethical Analysis of the ‘Ayushman Bharat-Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojna (PM-JAY)’ Scheme using the Stakeholder Approach to Universal Health Care in India. ABR 12, 195–203 (2020).

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  • Stake-holder approach
  • Universal Health Care
  • PM-JAY
  • Health System
  • India