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Do you think India is ready to have health as a fundamental Right? Critically examine.

Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources.

3. Do you think India is ready to have health as a fundamental Right? Critically examine. (250 words)

Difficulty level: Moderate

Reference: The HinduInsights on India

Why the question:

The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 2 and mentioned as part of Mission-2024 Secure timetable.

Key Demand of the question:

To write about the feasibility of health as a fundamental right in the country.

Directive word:

Critically examine – When asked to ‘Examine’, we have to look into the topic (content words) in detail, inspect it, investigate it and establish the key facts and issues related to the topic in question. While doing so we should explain why these facts and issues are important and their implications. When ‘critically’ is suffixed or prefixed to a directive, one needs to look at the good and bad of the topic and give a fair judgment.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Begin by giving a brief about health care in India.

Body:

First, mention the need for Right to Health that would promote the health of various weaker sections of the society and also boost economic development. Further link the benefits of better healthcare systems to that of various existing schemes like Ayushman Bharath.

Next, write about the readiness and potential of India to have a fundamental right to health.

Next, bring out the impediments to declare health care a Fundamental Right.

Conclusion:

Conclude by giving a balanced opinion regarding health as fundamental right.