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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

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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