Position of Right to Health in India

Bhanu Pratap Singh
School of Law, University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Dehradun, India.

Volume III, Issue V, 2020

Mental and Physical well-being of a person has a close impact over an Individual’s personality. The rate of mortality has increased over the years and these impacts have alarmed the human race. It is high time for us to understand that for survival and progress we have to maintain good health. If we talk about personal hygiene as measure to maintain good health we can overcome ordinary ailments which can be caused due to lack of hygienic habits, however there are many diseases which can’t be prevented as they are out of any Individual’s control. The Individual does not possess any regulatory powers or authority to deal with such ailments but the state agencies are well equipped to prevent and deal with them. It is legal responsibility of the State Authorities to take care of the right to health of an Individual in a welfare state. As envisaged by the constitution makers the betterment of the community depends on maintenance and the enhancement of public health should be high priority task for the State Agencies.

Keywords: Regulatory, Authority, Ailments, Constitution, Maintenance