The Right to Health of Persons with Disabilities in India : Access to and Non-Discrimination in Health Care for Persons with Disabilities

Edited by Jayna Kothari, Rajive Raturi The right to health as covered under the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (“UNCRPD”), ratified by India, requires that the State shall ensure that persons with disabilities have the right to enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health without discrimination on the basis of disability and that the State shall take all measures to ensure that such a right is made a reality.( Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, United Nations, http://www. ventionfull.shtml).