JUSTICE ISSUES IN BASIC HEALTH CARE AND THE CHALLENGE OF GENETIC MEDICINES
A Catholic Perspective for the Indian Context
The Christian commitment to health has inspired theologians and
ethicists to reflect on the importance of health and provisions for
health care for people. Today, even though health care has come to be
considered a human right, millions across the world, especially in the
developing and underdeveloped countries, have little or no access to
an acceptable level of health care. Even a fast developing country like
India with 1.2 billion people has over 421 million people under the
poverty-line who have very little access to health care.
JimYardley, “India Asks, Should Food Be a Right for the Poor?” The New York Times, August 8, 2010.