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Health Care Services Under Consumer Protection Laws of Union Territories of Jammu and Kashmir:A Socio-Legal Mapping


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1 1Professor, Faculty of Law, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh-202001 (U.P.), India
2 Research Scholar, Faculty of Law, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh-202001 (U.P.), India
     

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Context: Ever since the passing of the Jammu & Kashmir Consumer Protection Act, 1987, the doctorpatient’s relationship came under critical scrutiny, controversy and litigation. The inadequacy of consumer protections laws results in unavoidable contingency, spiralling cost shifting and inordinate health care complexities. It examines health care services as a matter of consumer rights under Consumer Protection Act, 1986, Jammu and Kashmir Consumer Protection Act, 1987 and Consumer Protection Act, 2019. It makes consumers to navigate between hope and despair for access to health care. The paperis driven to analytical study of inadequacy of consumer laws in dealing effectively deficiency of medical service, insufficiency of health care services,lack of medical professionalism and negligence in Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS), Srinagar by encompassing a legislative survey of consumer laws in inculcating Consumer Right Awareness (CRA) and toning of structural governance of grievance redressal mechanism. The gap between the precept and practice of consumer justice and compensation in health care services is identified for adoption of a robust infrastructural and schematic revamping.

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Health Care Services, Consumer Right Awareness, Grievance Redressal Mechanism, Consumer Justice and Compensation.
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M. Z. M. Nomani
1Professor, Faculty of Law, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh-202001 (U.P.), India
Ajaz Afzal Lone
Research Scholar, Faculty of Law, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh-202001 (U.P.), India
Alaa K.K. Alhalboosi
Research Scholar, Faculty of Law, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh-202001 (U.P.), India
Aijaj A. Raj
Research Scholar, Faculty of Law, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh-202001 (U.P.), India
Zubair Ahmed
Research Scholar, Faculty of Law, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh-202001 (U.P.), India

Abstract


Context: Ever since the passing of the Jammu & Kashmir Consumer Protection Act, 1987, the doctorpatient’s relationship came under critical scrutiny, controversy and litigation. The inadequacy of consumer protections laws results in unavoidable contingency, spiralling cost shifting and inordinate health care complexities. It examines health care services as a matter of consumer rights under Consumer Protection Act, 1986, Jammu and Kashmir Consumer Protection Act, 1987 and Consumer Protection Act, 2019. It makes consumers to navigate between hope and despair for access to health care. The paperis driven to analytical study of inadequacy of consumer laws in dealing effectively deficiency of medical service, insufficiency of health care services,lack of medical professionalism and negligence in Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS), Srinagar by encompassing a legislative survey of consumer laws in inculcating Consumer Right Awareness (CRA) and toning of structural governance of grievance redressal mechanism. The gap between the precept and practice of consumer justice and compensation in health care services is identified for adoption of a robust infrastructural and schematic revamping.

Keywords


Health Care Services, Consumer Right Awareness, Grievance Redressal Mechanism, Consumer Justice and Compensation.



DOI: https://doi.org/10.37506/v11%2Fi2%2F2020%2Fijphrd%2F194796