Truly, covid-19 has signified the importance of the right to health to every individual. The Supreme Court of India has recognized the right to health as a fundamental right of every person under article 21 of Indian Constitution. The World Health Organization in their Constitution has set objectives to the happiness, harmonious relations and security of all peoples. The enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health is one of the fundamental rights of every human being without distinction of race, religion, political belief, economic or social condition. Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. Without health, achievement of peace and security to the fullest extent will be difficult to achieve. Therefore, the right to health is of paramount importance in every individual’s life.
Due to covid-19, every individual has realized the significance of the right to health but unfortunately, this precious and valuable right is not exercised by the most of the individuals, maybe because of unawareness about the right or unknown about the procedure and authorities etc. Therefore, it’s a high time and urgent need to cater to this issue and assist the people through the Center for Public Health Laws.
Reasons to begin the Center
- During these Pandemic situations, the number of infected people are 2.92 crore as per the Government Report which are reported. Out of this, 2.77 crore people recovered and 3.6 lacs people lost their lives so far. These numbers indicate the huge loss of human beings which ultimately might have affected mental trauma to their family members.
- In addition to these, economic loss and exploitation by the hospitals, denial of the health insurance claims by the insurance companies, loss of employment due to the pandemic etc are the major challenges prominently faced by the corona infected people and their relatives.
Aims and objectives
- To create awareness about the Public Health Law among the students and in the society
- To conduct extensive research in the public health law and the system and to engage students actively in the research
- To organize guest lectures, seminars, workshops to disseminate legal knowledge by the experts from the medical and legal field
- To extend legal assistance to the needy person through the center
Laws to be studied
- The Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940
- Mental Health Act, 2017
- Prevention of Food and Adulteration Act, 1954
- Epidemic Disease Act, 1897
- Disaster Management Act, 2005
Activities to be undertaken by the Center
The basic object of the Center for Public Health Law is to spread legal knowledge among the students and to expose them in research. Hence, the Center for Public Health Law will function to fulfill these objectives.
- The Center for Public Health Law will organize expert guest lectures throughout the academic year.
- Seminars, workshops will be organized on current legal issues to deliberate every aspect of the issues and solutions to overcome the issue.
- The Center for Public Health Law will engage the students in doctrinal and non doctrinal research. The Center for Public Health Law will make an attempt to collect data from various stakeholders such as hospitals, patients, government health department, clinical trials research centers etc. and to tie up with them for the further activities. For this purpose, students will be actively involved in this area of research to get practical experiences.
- The Center for Public Health Law will cover the area wherein patients or relatives are in need of medico-legal assistance, such assistance will be provided through the Center for Public Health Law.
- To conduct various certificate courses with respect to public health laws
Members of the Center
|Sr. No.||Name of the Person||Designation|
|1.||Dr. Kranti Deshmukh (Principal)||Chairman|
|6.||Dr. Pradip Tambe||Center Coordinator|