47 judgments found.

Shri V.K. Gupta v. Union of India and Anr

Country: India
Year: 2002
Court: High Court - Delhi
Citation: 2002 IIIAD Delhi 1054; 97 (2002) DLT 337
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Hospitals
Human Rights: Right to health, Right to life
Facts:

Shri V.K. Gupta, the Petitioner, was an employee of the Delhi High Court and was covered by the Central Government Health Scheme. He underwent an open heart surgery at Escorts Heart Institute and Research Centre Ltd. (EHIRC), which was approved by the Registrar of the Delhi High Court. Full reimbursement was denied to the Petitioner …Read more

Tags: Heart disease, Private hospitals, Reimbursement, Secondary care, Tertiary care
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Lalonde v. Ontario (Commission de Restructuration des Services de Santé)

Country: Canada
Year: 2001
Court: Ontario Court of Appeal
Citation: 56 OR (3d) 505; 208 DLR (4th) 577 (Ont CA)
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health information, Health systems and financing, Hospitals
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right of access to information, Rights to the benefits of culture
Facts:

Montfort Hospital appealed the Healthcare Services Restructuring Committee’s (HSRC) decision to transfer services away from the hospital. Montfort was a full-service, general hospital in Ontario that operated, trained health-care professionals and provided services in French on a full-time basis, servicing a large francophone population in eastern Ontario. Exercising its authority under the Public Hospitals Act, …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Awareness, Budget, Health care professionals, Health care workers, Health education, Health expenditures, Health facilities, Health funding, Health promotion, Health regulation, Health spending, Primary care, Public hospitals, Secondary care, Social security, Tertiary care
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Lt. Col. B.S. Dhanda v. Union of India and Others

Country: India
Year: 2001
Court: High Court - Delhi
Citation: MANU/DE/0868/2001
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Hospitals
Human Rights: Right to health, Right to life
Facts:

Lt. Col. B.S. Dhanda, the Petitioner, was an army official who was advised to undergo angiography and other specialized treatment at Escorts Hospital. The medial expenses incurred during this period were cleared by the Army Hospital. On submitting the bills for reimbursement, only a part of the claim was reimbursed. The Petitioner unsuccessfully filed a …Read more

Tags: Access to treatment, Heart disease, Military, Private hospitals, Reimbursement, Secondary care, Tertiary care
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United States v. Oakland Cannabis Buyers

Country: United States
Year: 2001
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: 532 U.S. 483 (2001)
Health Topics: Controlled substances, Health care and health services, Medicines
Facts:

The Respondent, Oakland Cannabis Buyers’ Cooperative (Cooperative), was a not-for-profit medical cannabis dispensary established after California voters enacted a measure that created “an exception to California laws” that prohibited “the possession and cultivation of marijuana.” The Cooperative had a physician as its medical director, registered nurses as staff during business hours, and dispensed marijuana to …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, Drug abuse, Marijuana, Secondary care, Substance abuse, Tertiary care
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Veena Sharma v. State Bank of India and Ors

Country: India
Year: 2001
Court: High Court - Patna
Citation: 2001 (49) BLJR 1543; (2001) IILLJ 1333 Pat
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Hospitals
Human Rights: Right to health, Right to life
Facts:

Veena Sharma, the Petitioner, submitted medical bills incurred during her late husband’s hospitalization. After contracting a disease, her late husband was admitted to a hospital. After being discharged, his condition deteriorated. On the recommendation of the State of India, the Respondent, and the Bank’s doctor, he was admitted in a different private hospital. Upon submitting …Read more

Tags: Access to treatment, Private hospitals, Public hospitals, Reimbursement, Secondary care, Tertiary care
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Case 687/2000-R

Country: Bolivia
Year: 2000
Court: Constitutional Tribunal of Bolivia [Tribunal Constitucional de Bolivia]
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health care and health services, Health systems and financing
Human Rights: Right to health, Right to life, Right to social security
Facts:

After her body rejected a kidney transplant, Rocio Mercadeo Zimerman began hemodialysis treatment with the National Health Fund (the “Fund”) on June 6, 1995. The treatment was authorized to continue for one year, but was discontinued on May 18, 1996 after Zimerman’s health was stabilized because of a new, successful kidney transplant. In March of …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Access to treatment, Budget, Health funding, Health insurance, Health regulation, Kidney disease, Noncommunicable diseases, Out-of-pocket expenditures, Reimbursement, Secondary care, Social security
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D v. The United Kingdom

Country: United Kingdom
Year: 1997
Court: European Court of Human Rights
Citation: App. No. 30240/96, 24 Eur. H.R. Rep. 423 (1997).
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, HIV/AIDS, Infectious diseases, Medicines
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Freedom of movement and residence, Right to health, Right to life, Right to privacy
Facts:

The applicant, an individual suffering HIV/AIDS, brought action under Article 3 (freedom from torture or inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment) of the European Convention on Human Rights when he was threatened with expulsion from UK to St Kitts where he would not have access to necessary medical treatment and no family home or close …Read more

Tags: Access to drugs, Access to health care, Access to medicines, Access to treatment, AIDS, Antiretrovirals, ARVs, Asylum, Cruel treatment, Degrading treatment, Essential medicines, First-line treatment, HIV, HIV positive, HIV status, Immigration, Inhuman treatment, Migrants, People living with HIV/AIDS, Pharmaceuticals, PLHIV, Refugees, Second-line treatment, Secondary care, Sexually transmitted diseases, Sexually transmitted infections, STDs, STIs, Torture
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Daljit Singh v. State of Punjab and others

Country: India
Year: 1997
Court: High Court - Punjab and Haryana
Citation: 1997 (116) PunLR 600
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health systems and financing
Human Rights: Right to health, Right to life
Facts:

Mr Daljit Singh, the Petitioner, was a retired lecturer from the Government Senior Secondary School. He underwent coronary bypass surgery at a private hospital. The Petitioner submitted his medical bills in 1991, but had not received any reimbursement six years after submitting the bills. The Petitioner filed a petition in the High Court under Article …Read more

Tags: Access to treatment, Reimbursement, Secondary care
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Kartar Singh Virk v. State of Punjab and Ors

Country: India
Year: 1997
Court: High Court - Punjab and Haryana
Citation: (1997) 116 PLR 573
Health Topics: Health care and health services, Health systems and financing
Human Rights: Right to health, Right to life
Facts:

The Petitioner, Kartar Singh Virk, a retired government employee, underwent a by-pass surgery. His request to the Deputy Commissioner for reimbursement of medical expenses incurred was repeatedly rejected. The Petitioner filed the petition in the Punjab and Haryana High Court under Article 226 of the Constitution of India (original jurisdiction of High Courts). The Court …Read more

Tags: Access to treatment, Reimbursement, Secondary care
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Soobramoney v. Minister of Health

Country: South Africa
Year: 1997
Court: Constitutional Court
Citation: [1997] ZACC 17; 1998 (1) SA 765 (CC); 1997 (12) BCLR 1696
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Hospitals
Human Rights: Right to health
Facts:

The appellant was a 41-year old, unemployed, diabetic man who suffered from ischaemic heart disease, cerebro-vascular disease, and renal failure. His condition was chronic and irreversible. In order to continue address this condition and prolong his life, he required regular renal dialysis treatment. The appellant had made all efforts to continue treatment privately, but was …Read more

Tags: Access to treatment, Budget, Diabetes, Health care technology, Health expenditures, Health funding, Health spending, Heart disease, Indigent, Low income, Noncommunicable diseases, Poor, Secondary care, Stroke
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