Technology & Health

 

The National Digital Health Mission aims to improve capacities in the Indian healthcare system, including establishing unique health IDs and digital health records. In order to guide its implementation, the government approved the NDHM: Health Data Management Policy in 2020. We analyse the Policy, and highlight related legal, socio-economic and implementation issues.

WORKING PAPER: Analysing the NDHM Health Data Management Policy

11 June 2021

Legislating Health

 

आपदा प्रबंधन अधिनियम (डी.एम. एक्ट) 2005 को समझने की कोशिश

6 July 2022

अधिनियम के इतिहास, दायरे और उद्देश्य पर एक संक्षिप्त व्याख्या, जो कि COVID-19 के खिलाफ भारत की लड़ाई में तैनात एक प्रमुख कानून रहा है।

India's role as the world's pharmacy entails a responsibility to make safe, effective and affordable medicines accessible – domestically and abroad. This reputation came by way of a long, eventful journey that shaped India's patent law, which is the focus of this three-part Issue Brief. Part 1 analyses key health safeguards in India’s patent law and the changes they have undergone.

ISSUE BRIEF Part 1: Access to Medicines - 15 Years of India’s Patent Amendment Act 2005

30 June 2021

A short explainer on the history, scope and purpose of the Act, which has been a principal legislation deployed in India's fight against COVID-19.

Explainer on the Disaster Management Act, 2005

1 May 2021

Health & Policy

 

The article documents the motivations, aims and methodologies underlying C-HELP's resource, along with the design objectives and limitations.

Essay on the "COVID-19 and the Constitution" timeline resource

January 2022

 

Technology & Health

 

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VENKATESHWAR THIRUCHALLI PRASAD

Vivek Divan explains how a bottom-up empowerment approach resembling the HIV response can recalibrate India’s COVID-19 efforts to serve community health and public good.

HIV Lessons for COVID-19 and the Future of Health Care in India

 27 Sept. 2020

VENKATESHWAR THIRUCHALLI PRASAD

Vivek Divan explains how a bottom-up empowerment approach resembling the HIV response can recalibrate India’s COVID-19 efforts to serve community health and public good.

HIV Lessons for COVID-19 and the Future of Health Care in India

 27 Sept. 2020

Legislating Health

 

— Content in Development —

VENKATESHWAR THIRUCHALLI PRASAD

Vivek Divan explains how a bottom-up empowerment approach resembling the HIV response can recalibrate India’s COVID-19 efforts to serve community health and public good.

HIV Lessons for COVID-19 and the Future of Health Care in India

 27 Sept. 2020

VENKATESHWAR THIRUCHALLI PRASAD

Vivek Divan explains how a bottom-up empowerment approach resembling the HIV response can recalibrate India’s COVID-19 efforts to serve community health and public good.

HIV Lessons for COVID-19 and the Future of Health Care in India

 27 Sept. 2020

Health & Policy

 

C-HELP aims to augment legal literacy through this initiative of making court judgments accessible through design and artwork, on the vital issue of the Right to Health in its multiple dimensions. A collaboration with Justice Adda.

Right to Health - Illustrated Court Rulings

May 2022

 

Other

Submissions on the National Medical Commission, Registered Medical Practitioner (Professional Conduct) Regulations, 2022

22 June 2022

C-HELP and CMHLP made joint submissions on the draft National Medical Commission Registered Medical Practitioner (Professional Conduct) Regulations, 2022. Recommendations cover issues of informed consent, non-discriminaiton, confidentiality and privacy as well as legal-ethical issues in telemedicine.

Joint submissions by C-HELP and CMHLP on the latest version of the Health Data Management Policy released by the National Health Authority.

Submissions on the Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission: Health Data Management Policy, April 2022, Version 02

21 May 2022

Three years after triumphing against the oppression of section 377, LGBTQI rights concerns are growing in areas of healthcare, employment, housing and others. C-HELP studies the landscape of Indian anti-discrimination law and proposes the need for realization of social & economic rights to inform the legal recognition of queer relationships.

Policy Brief: HAPPY TOGETHER - Law & Policy Concerns of LGBTQI Persons & Relationships in India

23 September 2021

The submission raises vital issues on the absence of legislative imprimatur, implementation processes, citizen engagement and detailed comments on the gaps in consent, privacy, enforcement and accountability measures envisaged in the policy.

C-HELP & CMHLP's submission to the National Health Authority on the National Digital Health Mission's draft Health Data Management Policy 

21 September 2020

C-HELP’S submission on the centrality of human rights to law & policy responses for epidemic control, needed reform of the Epidemic Diseases Act, and legislation to regulate use of personal health data.

Submission to the NHRC sub-committee to assess 'Impact of COVID-19 epidemic on people's human rights'

13 August 2020

C-HELP’s submission concerning amendments proposed to raise women's age of marriage to 21 years, as a response to high maternal mortality, and to address health and nutrition of women and children. 

Memorandum - Task Force on Age of Marriage, Maternal Mortality, Nutrition 

27 July 2020