NHRC chairman favours health as fundamental right

Last Updated: Wed, Nov 06, 2013 17:10 hrs

New Delhi, Nov 6 (IANS) National Human Rights Commission chairman K.G. Balakrishnan Wednesday advocated for the inclusion of the right to health in the list of fundamental rights.

"Making the right to health a fundamental right in the constitution would be an important way forward in improving the overall health services scenario and providing universal healthcare in the country," an NHRC statement quoted Balakrishnan as saying.

The chairman was speaking on the last day of the two-day conference on "Healthcare as a Human Right," organised by the NHRC.

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