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Every individual has a right to stay healthy and have access to healthcare facilities especially in these trying circumstances. This article tries to explain the key aspects of the right to health and how the right to health was given a place in the Constitution of India. This article further tries to look at the right to health of specific groups of people such as women, children and adolescents, persons with disabilities, migrants and persons living with HIV/AIDS. Lastly, it tries to examine the obligations and responsibilities of the State with respect to the right to health and holding States accountable for the same.
The right to health refers to the most attainable levels of health that every human being is entitled to. Health has been much regarded as the basic and fundamental human right by the international community under international human rights law. In contrast to all the other human rights, the right to health creates an obligation upon the states to ensure that the right to health is respected, protected and fulfilled, and is duly entitled to all its citizens.