Murder of a railway employee by state machinery and hospital in Pandarak block of Patna in the Bihar state of India
8 months ago SANJEET DWIVEDI 0
An unknown citizen journalist has shared a video and has appealed to the general public of India to get united for pressurizing state government of Bihar to take appropriate action and measures to ensure health as a natural right in Bihar and across the India.
According to the citizen journalist, there has been a murder of an ill railway employee by state machinery and by hospital employees in Pandarak block of Patna in the Bihar state of India.
He has also mentioned that doctor and other hospital employees have forgotten their moral responsibility because the district and state government are not making them accountable.
Hospital in charge Dr. Iqbal Khan is running a private hospital in the very hour of his official work as per a hospital employee.
General public of India may understand the very honest and crucial concern raised by the citizen journalist by the following link –
Now, it will be very important to see how public generally and government particularly response to the very call.
What is health?
According to World Health Organization (WHO),
Health is a “State of complete physical, mental, and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.”
Health is a dynamic condition resulting from a body’s constant adjustment and adaptation in response to stresses and changes in the environment for maintaining an inner equilibrium called homeostasis.
What is World Health Organization (WHO)?
WHO came into force on 7 April 1948 – on a date which is now celebrated every year as World Health Day. it’s headquartered in Geneva.
The role of WHO is to direct and coordinate international health within the United Nations’ system.
What is the status of health as per Indian Constitution?
According to the Article 21 of the Constitution of India,
“No person shall be deprived of his life or personal liberty except according to procedure established by law.”
‘Life’ in Article 21 of the Constitution includes right to live with human dignity, the right to livelihood, the right to health, the right to pollution free air, etc.
The right to health is not directly held explicit fundamental right mentioned in the Indian Constitution. It is a derived right.
The nation-builder and constitution maker also imposed right to health as duty on the state through some articles of Directive Principles of State Policy (DPSP) mentioned in Part IV of the Indian Constitution.
Theses articles can be mentioned here as Article 38, Article 39(e), Article 41, Article 42, Article 47 and Article 48A.
So, this can be concluded here that state has not justified its role in providing the right to health at universal, timely accessible and affordable level.