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

Presentation: Analysis of Reproductive Health in Nagaland

Access to Contraceptives, Adolescents' Sexual Health and Rights, Consultations, Education, HIV & AIDS, Issues, Maternal Health, Nagaland, Presentations, Quality of Care, Report, Research and Fact Finding, Safe Abortion, WORK

HRLN held a state consultation in Nagaland regarding reproductive and sexual health rights in the state. During this, HRLN researcher Zahra Wynne delivered a presentation of an overview of reproductive rights issues within Nagaland. View the content of the presentation below. ....
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New HRLN Fact-Finding Report: Negligence, Mistreatment and Corruption at Lohia Hospital, UP

Issues, Maternal Health, Publication, Publication, Quality of Care, Research and Fact Finding, States, Uttar Pradesh, WORK

HRLN's researchers recently visited a Government Hospital in the Farrukhabad district of Uttar Pradesh; Lohia Hospital. Dozens of children have died between July and August 2017 due to negligence within the hospital – a grim reflection of the shocking Gorakhpur incident of August 2017. During our research, we found ....
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Victim of a failed sterilisation procedure finally receives a measly Rs 30,000, 11 years later

Access to Contraceptives, Articles, Issues, Media Report, News, Quality of Care, Rajasthan, States, Sterilisation

Gyanibai Meena still remembers how scared she was when her stomach kept swelling seven years ago. The doctors at a primary health centre near her house in Parnala village in Rajasthan’s Pratapgarh district told her that she could have a gaanth or tumour in her stomach. But when she ....
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Positive order from the High Court of Chhattisgarh regarding the presence of doctors at medical facilties

Chhattisgarh, 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 ....
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Judicial Colloquium in Odisha

Adolescents' 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. ....
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