Demand for ‘right to healthcare’ law revived in Rajasthan

Contact Counsellor

Demand for ‘right to healthcare’ law revived in Rajasthan

  • The demand for the enactment of a legislation on the right to healthcare has been revived in Rajasthan.
  • The law would streamline medical services and guarantee the availability of essential facilities to citizens.

Significance of the move :

  • The people are entitled to the right to health and it puts a compulsion for the government to take steps toward this.
  • Enables everyone to access the services and ensures that the quality of those services is good enough to improve the health of the people who receive them.
  • Protects people from the financial consequences of paying for health services out of their own pockets and reduces the risk of people getting pushed into poverty.

Obligations of Government:


  • Fundamental Rights: Article 21 of the Constitution of India guarantees a fundamental right to life & personal liberty. The right to health is inherent to a life with dignity.
  • Directive Principles of State Policy (DPSP): Articles 38, 39, 42, 43, & 47 put the obligation on the state in order to ensure the effective realization of the right to health.

International Commitments:

  • Universal Declaration of Human Rights: India is a signatory of the Article 25 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948) by the United Nations.
  • It grants the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of humans including food, clothing, housing and medical care and necessary social services.