Ringing in the Right to Health, a signal for other States to follow

Last week, the Governor of Rajasthan signed off on the Right to Health Bill (RTH), making it the law — a first in the country.

But in the days running up to this, the State had witnessed doctor protests, leading eventually to an uneasy truce. An agreement was reached keeping private healthcare institutions, that were unaided by the government, outside the ambit of this RTH framework — a development that had health activists questioning if the RTH Bill now gets limited to being a “public sector law”.

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