Right to Health & Medical Care in the Time of Covid-19 Pandemic

Authors

  • Faizanur Rahman1 , Mohammad Haroon2 , Mohammad Haroon3

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijphrd.v11i10.11124

Keywords:

Health Rights, Medical Care, WHO, Covid-19, Pandemic, Law, Judiciary

Abstract

Health is not merely the absence of disease but a state of complete physical, mental and social wellbeing.
The enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health is one of the fundamental rights of every human
being globally. The World Health Organisation (WHO) as the global leader in public health is responsible
to ensure public health globally. Every member states of the United Nation (UN) have developed own
healthcare infrastructure and medical services to ensure citizen’s health. The unprecedented health crisis
aroused due to the Covid-19 pandemic has proved the healthcare infrastructure and medical services exist in
India and abroad insufficient. The Pandemic has affected the socio-economic febric of the world and forced
the people to face new challenges. The study investigates the constitutional and legal position of right to
health and medical care in India and the impacts of Covid-19 thereupon. The study critically examines the
working of the WHO in the time of Covid-19 pandemic. Doctrinal method of research is applied in this
study.

Author Biography

Faizanur Rahman1 , Mohammad Haroon2 , Mohammad Haroon3

1Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, 2
Research Scholar, Faculty of Law Jamia
Millia Islamia, New Delhi, 3Faculty of Law Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi

Published

2020-10-06

How to Cite

Faizanur Rahman1 , Mohammad Haroon2 , Mohammad Haroon3. (2020). Right to Health & Medical Care in the Time of Covid-19 Pandemic. Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development, 11(10), 115-119. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijphrd.v11i10.11124