Right to Public Health

The article is about a Public Interest Litigation filed in the High Court of Karnataka, Bangalore on the pitiable state of the government hospitals in Bangalore which are short of doctors, beds and equipment, thereby raising pertinent questions about public health being a right for people. The court, however, has taken up this issue quite seriously and this is very essential given the state of government hospitals now. One hopes that more pressure is applied to ensure quality in public healthcare because this is a basic constitutional right in a welfare state.

Cite:

Jayna Kothari, 'Right to Public Health' (30 Apr 2005) <http://archive.tehelka.com/story_main11.asp?filename=ts043005critical_case.asp> accessed on 25 May 2019