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ASSESSING THE RIGHT TO HEALTH IN CONTEMPORARY TIME IN INDIA

By Rajdeep Ghosh


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Abstract
Health justice is inherent and integral for any society. Health is wealth is an old adage and it is undoubtedly true in the present-day world, as within a healthy body resides a healthy mind. The condition of health services is a strong indicator of the prosperity and development of a country. India holds the distinction of being the second-most populous country in the world, and the poor health indices seem to be a concern for all. The right to health has been recognized and guaranteed both under international law and national law including various international human rights covenants and the Constitution of India respectively. The present work shall endeavor to highlight the existing international human rights covenants and the provisions of the Constitution of India about the right to health in India along with putting forward various approaches of the Indian Judiciary to evolve the right to health. This work shall also evaluate the major initiatives of the governments amid the Covid-19 pandemic situation and shall also extend a few recommendations for better realization of the same.
Keywords
Health justice, India, international covenant, constitution, judiciary, government initiative, Covid-19.

TypeResearch Paper
InformationLex Humanitariae: Journal for a Change, Volume II issue IV, Pages 392-400
ISSN 2582-5216
Creative CommonsThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.
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