Quality of Care

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

Fact Finding Report on the conditions of the District Hospitals in Manipur

Manipur, Maternal Health, Publication, Quality of Care, Research and Fact Finding, States, Update

A team of  lawyers and a researchers visited four district hospitals in the state of Manipur namely Bishnupur District Hospital, Senapati District Hospital, Chandel District Hospital and Thoubal District Hospital to analyze the conditions and find out the kind of facilities that are available. Read teh full Report below ....
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Military spouses face higher perinatal depression risk

Articles, Issues, Maternal Health, News, Quality of Care, Uncategorized, WORK

January 14, 2019 Women whose partners are away on military deployment are at greater risk of developing mental illness during the perinatal period, according to a review paper published in the Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps. Researchers from Anglia Ruskin University's Veterans and Families Institute for Military Social Research (VFI) ....
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Fertility among women on wane across AP: Survey

Articles, Issues, Maternal Health, News, Quality of Care, States, WORK

January 30th, 2019 VIJAYAWADA: Total fertility rate ( TFR) among women in Andhra Pradesh is much less than the national average of 2.3 per woman.   While the lowest TFR in the country is 1.6, AP has a TFR of 1.7, and the urban TFR is as low as 1.5, says the National ....
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Enhancing WHO’s standard guideline development methods

Articles, Issues, Maternal Health, News, Quality of Care, States, WORK

28 January 2019 ¦ Recommendations in WHO guidelines are based on sound scientific evidence. Fundamental steps in the process for guideline development include formulating key questions, evidence retrieval and synthesis, and appraisal of the quality of the evidence. But the methods used in these steps were originally conceived for the ....
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Experts body calls for accelerated efforts to reduce maternal, newborn deaths and still births

Articles, Maternal Health, News, Quality of Care, Safe Abortion, States, WORK

New Delhi, 21 January 2019: An expert group has called for strengthening and expanding sexual and reproductive health services in Member countries of WHO South-East Asia Region, to reduce deaths of mothers and babies, which despite substantial decline in recent years continues to be at unacceptable levels.   “Though millions of ....
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