December 02, 2014

Maha-Rally : Abki Baar Humara Adhikar! & People’s Assembly


There are unprecedented attacks today on the hard-won economic and social rights of poor people.
The government has repeatedly reduced the entitlements of NREGA workers and even proposes to
dilute the law. Devastating amendments to the Forest Rights Act and Land Acquisition Act are also
being planned. The deadline for implementation of the National Food Security Act has been repeatedly postponed, illegally. Even the Right to Information and Whistleblower’s Act are being undermined. Against this background, thousands of workers, farmers, pensioners, slum dwellers and other underprivileged people  gathered at Jantar Mantar on 2nd December to assert their economic and social rights (“Ab ki baar, Humara Adhikar”). Please find the demands on Health Sector.

Right to Health care
  1. Enact a right to health act and organize a public system to provide universal, free health care
  2.  Double Union govt. health budget in real terms in next 2-3 years.
  3.  Launch national scheme to provide full range of free essential medicines and diagnostics
  4. Regulate private medical sector and protect patient’s rights 
  5.  Stop privatization of public health services
  6.  Absorb commercial insurance based health schemes into public system
  7.  Fill vacancies of trained doctors, nurses and other healthcare personnel

NAMHHR actively involved in the 2 days peoples assembly(30th & 1st)  and Rally (2nd) coordinated by various civil society organisations from all over the  India. This meeting was held in the Ambedkar Bhawan in Delhi. The major thematic areas of the people' hearing and rally were: 

Food security
Health Care
Right to Work in urban areas
Defending rights of workers and labour laws
Land rights and resisting displacement
Forest rights
Right to Water

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