V Raj
  • V Raj
  • New Delhi , Delhi
  • India

Project Co-ordinator / Manager, UNICET - IEE

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I believe the right to a health-care is a basic human right..what can we do to make that a reality?

While overseeing a project on Health Care, realized that world over the average spending on healthcare by respective government is less then 6% of their budgets which leaves nearly 95% of population with no Healthacre benefits.

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    Oct 18 2011: I would like to respectfully disagree that healthcare is a right. Healthcare is a benefit for those who can attain this benefit. No different than life insurance or auto insurance. These sometimes seem like necessities in this day and age, but they are certainly not rights. Basic human rights are the freedom of speech, freedom of religion and equality before the law. The "Universal Declaration of Human Rights" best lays out these rights, and health care is absent from this list.
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    Oct 13 2011: OK Guys!

    Let me once again reiterate the fact that I wasn't questioning the belief or policies of any of the States - Governments.
    * Krisztian - I am not propogating or asking for 100 % on Healthcare, All I am saying is shouldn’t Decent HEALTHCARE - which is a core right of each and every citizen should get more attention from the makers of the Budgets – Expenditure Plans.

    Health care is a very multifaceted issue and an important one in our day and age. All I am saying is that isn’t it the time for us to take a closer look at health care facilities across the geographies.

    I would like to break away from the Boundaries’ of the Countries. Thanks to advances in technology we now live in a world where we are more of a Global Citizen then an Indian or American Or Pakistani or English or....

    What I strongly believe is that FOOD - SHELTER - HEALTHCARE & EDUCATION are some of the core rights and though most of the governments keep bragging about doing a lot in this space yet statistics say differently.

    79 % of the total population of the world doesn't even get One Decent Meal In A Day (And world over the amount of food we WASTE can feed the above number Three Times for a total of 4 months)

    53% of the total population of the world doesn't have a decent livelihood

    67% of the total population of the world has no means for decent healthcare facilities

    And this is the most amazing number 28 %+ people of the 6.8 billion people walking on earth are suffering from one congenial disease or the other and have no means of getting even the basic medicines to stop the spread of the disease to others.
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    Oct 12 2011: Well I think Right to food is more important to our country right now than anything else.The problem is most of the students who join the medical colleges in our country only dream of getting high-paid jobs rather than working selflessly for the poor. If we can improve the condition of the govt hospitals and abolish corruption we can provide healthcare for most of the people.Private hospitals can also be forced to provide a minimum amount of health service to the poor.Charity organisations must also be encouraged by the govt.
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    Oct 12 2011: While, first of all, I want to say,although every nation has diffferent situation, the main problem is the same, for example, China has its special environment. Whatsoever, I do agree that an health-care is one of the most important human right, while no one can deny. I always wonder why it is widespreadly not easy to put it into use. anyone can tell me?
  • Oct 12 2011: Health care is a very multifaceted issue and an important one in our day and age. My advice would to be for The United States to take a closer look at health care in European countries. Although I'm pretty sure that those same countries elected their officials with having their health care liberties in mind. For some reason in America it seems that the media and consensus is that not every one should have health care for some reason; if we wanted it bad enough we would elect the officials that would make that change. I'm 28, I work full time and have since 16 and I've never had healthcare.
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      Oct 12 2011: Hey,man. What I want to say is that I do agree with you. First, it is no one can deny that the importance of heathcare. Second, America don't care much about figures unless it's about $$$ by zillions --the American doctrine. to this extent, I claim that America should take a amzingly closer view of other country,for instance,European countries, Canada, your neighberhood, Japan, and other region where done well. From the point of my view, I can feel your feelings, hope you have a great emotion, come on,boy,yesterday is history,tomorrow is mystery.
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    Oct 12 2011: so your proposal is to spend 100% on health care? i would check these numbers and the logic again
    • Oct 12 2011: I don't see where he says anything about spending 100% on health care and he didn't ask about the spending at all.
  • Oct 12 2011: While I do not believe that health-care is a basic human right, you would change the way health-care is administered by creating a political movement to have your respective government acknowledge healthcare as a basic human right.

    Establishing clear goals, and specific methods of administration of health-care would be an important key for your movement.