In support of the ongoing Farmers’ Protest to repeal the three Farm Laws enacted by the Centre, the Delhi and Haryana chapters of Jan Swasthya Abhiyan conducted a rapid assessment of basic amenities at the protest sites. The objective of the rapid assessment was to highlight concerns of the protesters and put forward their demands to the Central government, various State governments, local bodies and other concerned authorities to ensure adequate and good quality sanitation, water supply, solid waste management and health facilities at all the protest sites. This report is the synthesis of a survey of participants in various protest sites and field observations of JSA volunteers.
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Read the PRESS RELEASE (English)
Comments by Jan Swasthya Abhiyan on the Health Data Management Policy (HDMP) under the National Digital Health Mission (NDHM).
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A photo-essay by Sarojini N, National Convenor, Jan Swasthya Abhiyan on the unplanned lockdowns in response to Covid19 pandemic in India and the effect it has had on a vast population of migrants.
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Joint Statement on Technical, legal, ethical and implementation concerns regarding Aarogya Setu and other apps introduced during COVID-19 in India
by Jan Swasthya Abhiyan (JSA), Internet Freedom Foundation (IFF),Forum for Medical Ethics Society (FMES), and All India People’s Science Network (AIPSN)
We, the four signatory networks of organizations of public health advocates, experts in digital privacy,
science and technology policy advocates and other stakeholders issue this Statement for generating public understanding and for submission to the Government of India (GoI) and concerned Union Ministries – Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MEIT), and Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoH&FW) – about our deep concerns regarding the Aarogya Setu (AS) and other similar Apps related to the novel Corona virus epidemic. We are deeply concerned about violation of privacy, and compromised ethical principles and values, due to the AS App‟s design, its deployment, related policies regarding data storage, preservation of privacy and data sharing, as well as overall policy implementation and inadequate legal frameworks for data protection and grievance redressal for users.
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The Hum agar uthhe nahin toh / If We Do Not Rise campaign on 5 September 2020 is a nation-wide campaign having representation from 26 States and more than 400 women’s groups, LGBTQIA collectives and human rights organisations and networks. The campaign is on September 5, 2020 which marks the third anniversary of the assassination of Gauri Lankesh. The campaign is aimed at uniting voices against targeted attacks on the constitutional rights of the people of India.
The Jan Swasthya Abhiyan in its National Coordination Committee Meeting dated 27 August, endorsed this campaign and is one of the participating networks.
Facebook and twitter to follow are:
Fb national campaign page-https://www.facebook.com/IfWeDoNotRise (States are making their own pages too).
Click Here for the PRESS RELEASE LAUNCH OF NATION-WIDE CAMPAIGN
Jan Swasthya Abhiyan pays heartfelt tribute to the Comrade who tirelessly worked among the
people on issues of health, education, gender and agrobiodiversity, and fought fearlessly for
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During the online Janta Parliament (जनता ससंद), envisioned as a simulated virtual People’s Parliament, the session on Health discussed several critical issues and challenges faced by people during the lockdown and unanimously passed a resolution to have “Right to Health Care as a Justiciable Right!”.
The online Janta Parliament held on 16th August, 2020 was attended by around 330 activists across the country. On this occasion, Jan Swasthya Abhiyan and Jan Sarokar release this press release- Click Here
We, undersigned medical professionals, public health professionals, health networks, women’s groups and civil liberties alliances and networks, academics, former health secretaries, bureaucrats, lawyers, writers, film makers, and other concerned organizations and concerned individuals strongly condemn the malicious naming of Dr. M. A. Anwar, proprietor of Al Hind Hospital in New Mustafabad, in the charge-sheet of FIR 39/20, Gokulpuri Police Station, dated 28 February 2020.
Dr. Anwar and Al Hind Hospital played a significant humanitarian role in saving the lives of people who were affected through provision of urgently needed medical services in a situation fraught with violence and fear.
We urge the police to immediately remove Dr. Anwar’s name from the charge-sheet of FIR (39/20), Gokulpuri Police Station, dated 28 February 2020, as these allegations are unwarranted, fallacious and defamatory. We demand that the police desist from harassment and intimidation and that no arrest be made on the basis of prejudiced and unwarranted allegations and investigation.
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Letter to Telangana Government to solve the issues being faced by Health Workers in the background of 10th June incident of Junior Doctor being beaten up at Gandhi Hospital by Anveshi Health Group, Civil Society Organisations and Individuals.
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We urge the Delhi Government to work within the provisions of the Constitution of India and not seal its borders to the needy patients from other states. In these times of crisis and disarray, the most important need is to stand by each other and uphold the principles of Health for All.
To read JSA Delhi letter to Delhi CM: CLICK HERE