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
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.
The Gorakhpur Tragedy: A Media CompilationMedia Report, Publication, Quality of Care, Report, Uttar Pradesh
In August 2017, scores of children, many suffering from Japanese Encephalitis, died in a Gorakhpur Hospital as a result of severe negligence on the part of hospital authorities at Baba Ragav Das Medical College Hospital. Shaoni Mukherjee, a researcher at HRLN, has compiled a breadth of media reports to
New HRLN Fact-Finding Report: Conditions of Chimonger PHC, NagalandNagaland, Quality of Care, Report, Research and Fact Finding
Nagaland is one of the most underserved states in India when it comes to public health, with an alarming lack of ambulances, poor road conditions making access to hospitals almost impossible for those in rural areas, and little to no appropriate medical facilities. HRLN's unit in Nagaland conducted a
HRLN receives positive order from the Patna High Court regarding quality of healthcare in Bihar prisonsArticles, Bihar, Case, Litigation, Media Report, News, Quality of Care, Update
HRLN filed a successful public interest litigation petiiton regarding the appalling lack of healthcare provided to prisoners across Bihar. The lack of healthcare services was noted by the High Court, who took a strong view of the situation and
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