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Humanitarian Approach in Universal Health


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1 Political Science, Amity School of Liberal Arts, Amity University, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
 

When we say ‘Being Human’, do we really follow the feel of the line or is it just that we pretend to be humans even after belonging to the species of Humans. The scope and nature of ethics change with the times and so does its practice in society. Ethics in field of health is also of ample importance. Many issues like deciding on end- of –life care, whether to provide funds for treatment of diseases or for the promotion of health care, the difference between the health status of different populations, As our country is one of the initial member of the United Nations, it has always stood with the concept of human rights and universal health and has ratified various international conventions promising to secure health care right of individuals in society. Indian Constitution does not expressly recognize the fundamental right to health.  However, Article 21 of the Constitution of India guarantees right to life & personal liberty. The human right to health care means that hospitals, clinics, medicines, and doctors’ services must be accessible, available, acceptable, and of good quality for everyone, on an equitable basis, where and when needed. Some important aspects like Universal Access, Availability, Acceptability and Dignity, Quality, Non-Discrimination, Transparency, Participation, Universality, Equity, Transparency, Participation and Accountability should be given ample importance. The research paper is an attempt to look into the matter and seek present problems and suggest some feasible solutions.

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Health , Ethics, Human Rights, Dilemmas, Universality.
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Harshlika Khangarot
Political Science, Amity School of Liberal Arts, Amity University, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

Abstract


When we say ‘Being Human’, do we really follow the feel of the line or is it just that we pretend to be humans even after belonging to the species of Humans. The scope and nature of ethics change with the times and so does its practice in society. Ethics in field of health is also of ample importance. Many issues like deciding on end- of –life care, whether to provide funds for treatment of diseases or for the promotion of health care, the difference between the health status of different populations, As our country is one of the initial member of the United Nations, it has always stood with the concept of human rights and universal health and has ratified various international conventions promising to secure health care right of individuals in society. Indian Constitution does not expressly recognize the fundamental right to health.  However, Article 21 of the Constitution of India guarantees right to life & personal liberty. The human right to health care means that hospitals, clinics, medicines, and doctors’ services must be accessible, available, acceptable, and of good quality for everyone, on an equitable basis, where and when needed. Some important aspects like Universal Access, Availability, Acceptability and Dignity, Quality, Non-Discrimination, Transparency, Participation, Universality, Equity, Transparency, Participation and Accountability should be given ample importance. The research paper is an attempt to look into the matter and seek present problems and suggest some feasible solutions.

Keywords


Health , Ethics, Human Rights, Dilemmas, Universality.

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