Availing healthcare is everyone’s right and in this regard, a non-profit organisation has suggested that the Union Health Ministry, which is being headed by Health Minister Harsh Vardhan, make Right to Health a fundamental right.Also Read - 67.6% of Indians Have Covid-19 Antibodies, 40 Crore Still Vulnerable to Infection: ICMR's Latest Sero-Survey
The move would enable people to avail quality healthcare in the country, and chairman and founder member of Public Health and Holistic Human Development Foundation, Ajay Kumar, met with Vardhan to apprise him of the same. Also Read - Cabinet Reshuffle: PM Modi to Monitor Ministry of Science, Mansukh Mandaviya Gets Health Ministry | Full List Here
During his meet, Kumar, while congratulating Vardhan for the successful launch of the ambitious Ayushman Bharat scheme, also apprised him about the sufferings of common masses due to non-availability of quality hospitals and doctors at affordable cost, especially in the far-flung areas of the country. Also Read - 'Poor Dr Harsh Vardhan': On Health Minister's Resignation, Jairam Ramesh Says 'Scapegoat' For Covid Mismanagement
“We have suggested that this alarming situation be handled effectively by making health a fundamental right, which will enable easy access of common men to health facilities,” a statement issued by the NGO said.
Vardhan, in turn, assured them that he will do his best to improve health care facilities, it said.
With Inputs From PTI