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India: Public Hearings on Right to Health

A series of public hearings on Health rights across India during 2015-16 will be collaboratively organized by the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) and Jan Swasthya Abhiyan (JSA). These hearings will focus on reviewing human rights violations in context of the public and private health care services in India, with a view to drawing attention to key systemic and policy related issues, along with issuing a range of related recommendations comprehensively. Series of public hearings on Health rights would be organised in various regions, followed by a National public hearing. This would provide a much-needed platform to share and discuss key issues today related to violation of Health rights of people in various parts of India, and would lead to issuing of a series of recommendations, would result in certain serious violations being taken up as human rights violations by NHRC, and would help build a climate for adoption of various measures required to ensure protection of health rights.