Right to Health as Human Right for the Elderly Persons in India​​

Mr. Kaustav Choudhoury
PhD Research Scholar, Department of Law, NEHU Shillong.
Prof. (Dr.) Chintamani Rout
HoD, NEHU, Shillong.

Volume IV, Issue I, 2021

The paper attempts to analyse the Human Rights of the Elderly Persons in India concerning the health care of the elderly as they are vulnerable and scant focus has been paid to this important aspect traditionally. Thus the purpose of this study is to review the human right perspective of this group. The paper focuses on analysing the international documents and the regional conventions in upholding the Human rights of the Elderly person to health care. Moreover, the resultant efforts taken up by India in this aspect are also studied in this paper. Based on doctrinal research methodology, the study attempts to address the Human Rights of the elder persons in terms of health care and basic determinants of well being. Several issues such as healthcare affordability along with health care efficiency, acceptability and reliability are analysed and discussed in this discourse. The chapter aims to combine principles, norms, and perspective from Human Rights in Health and Aging. Thus in filling in these gaps, the study focuses on ensuring recognition of older people’s right to health and successful development and security of their associated Human Rights, which are essential to healthy enjoyment.

Keywords: Human Rights, Elderly Persons, Aging, Health Care, India..​

DOI: http://doi.one/10.1732/IJLMH.25699