Dilemma of health rights of vulnerable citizens: a narrative review

Authors

  • Nazia Mumtaz Department of Speech Language Pathology, Riphah International University, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Ghulam Saqulain Department of Otolaryngology, Capital Hospital PGMI, Islamabad, Pakistan https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6452-9339
  • Nadir Mumtaz Federal Board Revenue, Head Quarter, Islamabad, Pakistan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.47391/JPMA.2078

Abstract

Vulnerable populations have traditionally faced non availability of health services. Enforcement of constitutional protections to vulnerable citizens is essential to secure them their health rights. Hence current narrative review in perspective of rights laws was conducted with the objective to review and highlight provisions of the constitution of different countries and World Health Organization (WHO) and the on ground situation prevailing in Pakistan. This study has immense significance, since this can invoke debate, inspire research and recognition of the enabling articles/ provisions for health care guaranteed in the Constitution. For this purpose data was searched for publications related to constitution and health of countries including Pakistan, United States, United Kingdom, China, Saudi Arabia and India using search engines, data bases and different websites.  170 reports, publications & articles were downloaded out of which 30 English, full text articles, publications and reports were utilized for the current research.

Keywords: Vulnerable population,

Author Biographies

Nazia Mumtaz, Department of Speech Language Pathology, Riphah International University, Lahore, Pakistan

Dr. Nazia Mumtaz, PhD (Rehabilitation Sciences)

Head of Department of Speech Language Pathology,

            Faculty of Rehab & Allied Health Sciences,

            Riphah International University, Islamabad.

Ghulam Saqulain, Department of Otolaryngology, Capital Hospital PGMI, Islamabad, Pakistan

Dr. Ghulam Saqulain, DLO, FCPS (Otolaryngology)

Head of Department and Assoc. Professor, Department of Otolaryngology & Auditory Implant Centre

Capital Hospital PGMI, Islamabad

Nadir Mumtaz, Federal Board Revenue, Head Quarter, Islamabad, Pakistan

:         Mr. Nadir Mumtaz, LLB

            Former DG Research

            FBR Islamabad.

Published

2022-01-05

Issue

Section

Narrative Review