Human Rights Law Network is striving to not only guarantee access to healthcare, but to assure that said healthcare is of a high quality, and is dignified for the patient.
All too often, we are collecting numerous reports of patients dying unnecessarily due to a lack of ambulances, hospitals operating under appalling conditions with no electricity and water, and healthcare staff acting disrespectfully and abusively towards patients. Many women reported neglecting to attend a hospital at all because they were so frightened of reports that they had heard regarding how staff members treat patients.
Many fact-findings conducted by HRLN where a mother or infant has died has concluded that the reason for the death can be contributed to negligence and malpractice by the doctor and other healthcare staff. Patients are being verbally harassed, insulted, physically beaten, made to share beds with multiple people, and sometimes imprisoned in healthcare centres when they cannot afford fees. This is a clear violation of the rights to life, freedom from discrimination, the right to health, and freedom from torture.
HRLN is constantly conducting fact-finding missions and subsequently filing public interest litigation petitions based on findings when a poor standard of care is resulting in morbidity and mortality. It is absolutely vital that everybody receives affordable, accessible, sanitary and high quality healthcare, with no fear of disrepsect or abuse.
Quality of Care
Positive order from the High Court of Chhattisgarh regarding the presence of doctors at medical faciltiesChhattisgarh, Impact, Litigation, Maternal Health, Quality of Care, States, WORK
HRLN received a positive order from the High Court of Chhattisgarh in September 2017 which directed the State Government authorities 'to take all requisite steps to ensure that due facilities are made available through the District Hospital Sukma as well as Community Health Centres and Primary Health Centres in that district
Judicial Colloquium in OdishaAdolescents' Sexual Health and Rights, Child Marriage, Consultations, Education, HIV & AIDS, Issues, Maternal Health, Odisha, Presentations, Quality of Care, Safe Abortion, States, Update, WORK
On the 17th September 2017, HRLN in partnership with the Odisha Judicial Academy held a judicial colloquium on the matter of reproductive health and rights in the State.
Positive order passed in the High Court of Chhattisgarh regarding the quality of care in Gaurela CHCCase, Chhattisgarh, Impact, Issues, Litigation, Maternal Health, Quality of Care, States, WORK
On the 22nd September 2017, in Kali Bai W/o Sita Ram Kasar vs. Union of India & Ors., the High Court of Chhattisgarh delivered an order regarding the quality of care in Gaurela CHC, which the petitioner's daughter had died at during delivery due to a lack of functional medical facilities.
India girl ‘raped by teachers’ critical after abortionIssues, News, Quality of Care, Rajasthan, Safe Abortion, States
A teenager in India who was allegedly raped by two school staff over a three-month period is in critical condition after being forced to have an abortion.
Doctors told BBC Hindi she has suffered brain damage. Police have arrested the director of her school and a teacher in the northern
2017 Orders from the Delhi High CourtCase, Delhi, HIV & AIDS, Impact, Litigation, Quality of Care, States, WORK
View the orders received in the Delhi High Court in 2017 as a result of HRLN's litigation efforts.
- Breaking: ‘Sex With a Minor Wife is Rape’, Supreme Court Rules
- India girl ‘raped by teachers’ critical after abortion
- HRLN represents 13-year old rape victim who is granted an abortion at 31 weeks by the Supreme Court
- Baby born to woman who was denied permission to abort dies
- HRLN receives positive order from the Patna High Court regarding quality of healthcare in Bihar prisons