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What does the United Nations say about the right to healthcare?
Dr KK Aggarwal & Advocate Ira Gupta,  22 October 2020
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The United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights 1948 has recognized the rights of all human beings in its preamble and Article 1, 3 and 25.

“Article 1. All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.

Article 3. Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person.

Article 25

  1. Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care and necessary social services, and the right to security in the event of unemployment, sickness, disability, widowhood, old age or other lack of livelihood in circumstances beyond his control.
  2. Motherhood and childhood are entitled to special care and assistance. All children, whether born in or out of wedlock, shall enjoy the same social protection.”
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