We are extremely concerned that measures that violate individuals’ rights during such processes of isolation and quarantine will be counterproductive and will not elicit long term support. Individuals who quarantine themselves are doing it not just for self protection, but also for a larger public cause. They must therefore be provided support in all forms when they are doing such public service.
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Open letter to the Prime Minister demanding for urgent steps for mitigation of impact of Covid-19 on the poor and vulnerable in relation to food and social security has been coordinated by the Right to Food Campaign.
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CLICK HERE to read the full letter in Hindi
A report by volunteers involved in facilitating access to healthcare for victims of violence between 25 February to 1st March 2020. To read the full report- CLICK HERE
LET US HEAL OUR DILLI is an Eyewitness Report from North East Delhi following the recent communal riots in North East New Delhi. The report was written by Farah Naqvi, Sarojini N, Navsharan Singh, Naveen Chander on their visit to Bhajanpura, Chand Bagh, Gokulpuri, Chaman Park, Shiv Vihar,Main Mustafabad (including Bhagirathi Vihar, Brijpuri) on February 27, 2020.
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We, the Jan Swasthya Abhiyan (JSA) and Medico Friend Circle (MFC) are deeply troubled by the violence that is being reported from parts of Delhi. In such a situation, access to health care, including emergency medical treatment to treat injuries and to save human lives is critical. We demand that all State agencies, especially the police ensure that medical personnel are not prevented but protected in fulfilling their duties in providing health care and saving lives. The police must not be allowed to stop patients and ambulances carrying them, doctors and drugs and medical supplies to any health facility. Delays in this regard are absolutely unacceptable, are a violation of the fundamental rights of all people and can have serious consequences.
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Jan Swasthya Abhiyan (JSA) is deeply concerned with the announcement of the proposed US-India Memorandum of Understanding on Intellectual Property Rights (MoU on IP). Read full statement CLICK HERE
For the Delhi 2020 Assembly elections, held on February 08, Jan Swasthya Abhiyan (Delhi) had prepared the People’s Health Manifesto for Delhi. In this manifesto, JSA (Delhi) demands that the Right to Health and Health Care for all people of Delhi should be the overarching principle of health policy discourse in the state.
The Manifesto includes a wide range of proposals related to strengthening people’s right to health and health care, covering various aspects of the health system and diverse sections of the population having special health needs.
for the People’s Health Manifesto for Delhi 2020 Assembly elections.
On February 01, Union Budget 2020-21 was presented in the Parliament. Jan Swasthya Abhiyan notes with utter disappointment that the Budget has failed miserably on all the macro-economic and fiscal fronts as well as in crucial sectors such as employment, health, food and nutrition. For the health sector the Budget has deepened this Government’s agenda of private provisioning of health care, which comes at a huge and disastrous cost of public services for health and peoples’ access to healthcare
CLICK HERE for the Press Release discussing the implications of Union Budget 20-21 for Health.
Comments by Jan Swasthya Abhiyan on the Niti Aayog’s scheme to link new and existing private medical colleges with functional district hospitals and the related ‘Concession Agreement Guiding Principles for Setting up Medical Colleges through PPP’. CLICK HERE for the document.
We, the health networks, health activists, health professionals, Women’s Rights Activists and
concerned activists strongly condemn this abhorrent act by the police force on the students of Jamia
Milia Islamia University, Delhi and Aligarh Muslim University, Uttar Pradesh on 15 th – 16th
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Also, CLICK HERE for link to statement by health professionals- “CAA PROTESTS, MEDICAL ETHICS AND THE RIGHT TO MEDICAL ASSISTANCE”