- 14 Jul 2020
- 1 min read
India’s healthcare workers are the most vulnerable, but there is no framework for their health
The Modi government and several states put in place laws against harming healthcare professionals during the Covid crisis. But violence is just the tip of the iceberg.
This opinion was published in ThePrint on July 14, 2020.
About the Authors
Shreya is a Research Fellow working in the area of Health and Education. She is currently working on research projects related to public health, patient rights and inclusive education. Her areas of interest include Public Health, Right to Education, Constitutional law, Cyber law, and the intersection of Health and Technology. Shreya graduated with a B.A. LL.B. (Hons.) from Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur in 2018. She has been published in newspapers and websites like The Hindu and The Wire. She has co-authored the Centre for Civil Society’s ‘Compendium of laws to be repealed in Chhattisgarh’. In collaboration with the Centre for Communication Governance (CCG), she submitted an academic paper to MEITY on ‘Non-Consensual Obscene Content and Indian Law’. Prior to joining Vidhi, she has interned with policy organisations like CCG and the Land Rights Initiative at the Centre for Policy Research, in the Chambers of Senior Advocate Prashant Bhushan, and with law firms like Karanjawala & Co and Samvaad Partners.
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Making Patient Rights Effective
Need for a Health Ombudsman to help enforce the Patient Rights Charter
Reinvigorating the Practice of Clinical Ethics
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