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NHRC Seeks Report Over the Lack of Timely Medical Care at Delhi Hospitals

by Reshma Anand on  July 23, 2015 at 11:33 AM Indian Health News   - G J E 4
Central and the Delhi government, has received an notice from the National Human Rights Commission over the "pathetic state of affairs" prevailing in the national capital's public healthcare system.
NHRC Seeks Report Over the Lack of Timely Medical Care at Delhi Hospitals
NHRC Seeks Report Over the Lack of Timely Medical Care at Delhi Hospitals
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Taking suo motu cognizance of media reports, the NHRC sought a report from union Health Secretary B.P. Sharma and Delhi Chief Secretary K.K. Sharma within four weeks.

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The commission observed that hundreds of patients were waiting for medical attention with some of them even at the risk of death due to lack of timely medical care, said the NHRC statement.

The NHRC further observed that the right to healthcare was a basic human right and the state had the obligation to fulfill this right of citizens. "It is an inseparable facet of right to life guaranteed under the constitution."

"Nevertheless, it (government) cannot be a mute spectator, when such a large number of people face serious hardships and impediments in their struggle to realize their right to healthcare, waiting for their turn in front of hospitals, be it the AIIMS, R.M.L. Hospital or any other hospital. Perhaps, the issue warrants urgent attention of the authorities at the highest levels," said the statement.



Source: IANS
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