Through the process of litigation, both individual and PILs, the initiative creates an alternative method to hold government accountable of their legal duties. It has moved the courts to set both a national and international legal precedent by ensuring accountability for maternal death. The initiative actively provides pro bono legal aid for the poor, marginalised and vulnerable whose reproductive health rights have been violated.
HRLN receives positive order in Uttar Pradesh regarding hospital conditionsCase, Impact, Issues, Litigation, Maternal Health, Quality of Care, States, Uttar Pradesh, WORK
In December 2017, HRLN received a positive order from the High Court in Allahabad ordering a Commission comprising of advocates to visit District Hospitals in Allahabad and compile a report on the working conditions. This order followed a petition filed regarding the woefully inadequate healthcare services in several District
HRLN receives positive order in Safdarjung Hospital Medical Negligence CaseDelhi, Impact, Litigation, Maternal Health, New Delhi, Quality of Care, States, WORK
In the shocking case that involved a baby, pronounced dead, handed over to the family in an envelope, and then turning out to be alive, HRLN has received a positive order from the Delhi High Court, in which Safdarjung Hospital's negligence was described as 'disturbing'.
Read the full order below.
Interim Order given on the Right to Quality of Care in Uttar PradeshCase, Issues, Litigation, Quality of Care, States, Uttar Pradesh, WORK
Read the interm order on quality of care in Uttar Pradesh below. The matter will be listed on the 27th November 2017.
HRLN file petition regarding non-availability of alcohol to detect TBIssues, Litigation, Media Report, News, Quality of Care, Update, WORK
HRLN recently filed a petition on the non-availability of alcohol, which had nearly stopped the early detection of Tuberculosis through Sputum Smear Microscopy, which required alcohol to facilitate the testing.
The case was widely reported in the newspaper. Although the case is ongoing, the centre has directed the state to make
Delhi High Court probe ‘disturbing’ negligence linked to infant death at Safdarjung HospitalArticles, Delhi, Issues, Litigation, Media Report, News, Quality of Care, States, WORK
The alleged medical negligence by Safdarjung Hospital in wrongly declaring a newborn as dead in June this year has led the Delhi High Court to direct the Centre to order a probe into the incident. The infant was brought back to the hospital and put on a ventilator, but
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