The Obligation of State in Guaranteeing Right to Health of Person with Disabilities during Covid-19

  • Navrati Dongrey and Dr. Yash Tiwari
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  • Navrati Dongrey

    Research Scholar at Jagran Lakecity University, India

  • Dr. Yash Tiwari

    Assistant Professor at Jagran Lakecity University, India

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Even under normal conditions, people with disabilities will have difficulties accessing health care, education, job, and community involvement. They are more likely to be victims of greater rates of violence, neglect, and abuse, as well as being among the most marginalized members of any community impacted by a crisis. COVID-19 has compounded the situation by having a disproportionately harmful direct and indirect effect on individuals with disabilities. People with disabilities are more likely to have pre-existing health issues that make them more susceptible to getting the virus, resulting in more severe symptoms and a greater incidence of death. People with disabilities who depend on others for help, particularly those who live in institutions, may become isolated and unable to sustain lockdowns during the COVID-19 crisis, as indicated by the high number of fatalities in residential care homes and mental hospitals. People with disabilities are having a harder time getting access to health services and information. This article explores the particular duties of the state and other stakeholders in guaranteeing the health rights of individuals with disabilities in an infectious disease pandemic like Covid. If key stakeholders take the appropriate steps and safeguards in a timely manner, the effect may be minimised. The goal of this research is to look at the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on persons with physical impairments, as well as the state's isolation and protective measures to safeguard them.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 5, Issue 1, Page 1259 - 1271


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