Announcing the launch of Patients' rights web portal

On occasion of world health day, CEHAT would like to announce the launch of ‘Patients’ rights’ web portal. Patients’ Right’s portal would act as an informative as well as an interactive platform for patients and general public seeking information related to patients’ rights and wanting to share their experiences with the health care and health insurance providers. It will be jointly developed and maintained by the team at CEHAT and IKF(Iris knowledge foundation). The website aims to empower people with the knowledge of their rights as health seekers vis-a-vis fair access to quality health care with an assurance of their confidentiality and a safe clinical environment along with participation in decisions regarding their treatment. Users can find information related to various Indian laws and regulations which protect their rights as patients and ensure their access to quality health care and seek grievance redressal. Research and reports around patients’ rights and latest news and issues will be updated periodically on the website. People/Patients/Users can participate by contributing their experiences with health care providers and health insurance agencies and help others become aware of the unfair practices in the healthcare system and how they can be tackled by an informed health seeker. The redressal of the grievance will be in the form of providing support from an expert panel which will provide guidance to the patients to handle their queries.

For Website see the linkPatients' Rights Web Portal

Highlights of Seminar on “Violence Against Women and Health Systems: Implications for Health Policy” on January 21st 2012, Mumbai

CEHAT held a seminar on “Violence against Women and Health Systems: Implications for Heath Policy” on 21st January, 2012 at Mumbai University, Kalina campus. Over 100 participants attended this seminar which included healthcare providers (MS, medical officers and nursing staff) from 14 peripheral hospitals and 3 teaching hospitals (PSM dept, Forensic Medicine and toxicology, Gynecology) of Mumbai; 2 district hospitals of Maharashtra; women-centered NGOs such as Sangini, Anweshi from Kerala, SAHAJ from Gujarat, Vimochana from Karnataka, SNEHA; senior doctors from Safdarjung Hospital, Delhi; NRHM; State Women’s Commission and the Press. Read More...


National Course on Responding to Violence against women through Feminist Counselling

CEHAT and TISS are pleased to announce its 1st National course on Responding to Violence against women: Feminist Counselling. The course is aimed at building a critical feminist perspective on the issue of violence against women and enhancing skills of the participants in responding to survivors of violence.