Inadequacy of Indian laws to deal with a pandemic

-, Digvijay (2022) Inadequacy of Indian laws to deal with a pandemic. International Journal of Health Sciences, 6 (S4). pp. 3948-3953. ISSN 1986-8049

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While the pandemic diseases have progressed and taken brutal shape and forms, the Indian state is equipped with a precolonial Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897 to deal with the vast challenges put forth by a pandemic. The country banked on age old techniques of quarantine, physical separation (incorrectly calling it social distancing) and a general practice of several trial and hit methods. This article examines the adequacy of the law in dealing with a pandemic in modern times that is riddled with complex economic relations, need for personal freedom and a huge amount of pressure on limited resources to deliver public health and safety in a self - acclaimed welfare state. It delves into various aspects of working through a pandemic where the law was found wanting or not actively assisting or supporting the efforts of the state and its enforcement agencies in curbing the pandemic

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Pandemic | COVID-19 | Framework Act
Subjects: Social Sciences and humanities > Social Sciences > Law and Legal Studies
JGU School/Centre: Jindal Global Law School
Depositing User: Amees Mohammad
Date Deposited: 10 Aug 2022 11:08
Last Modified: 30 Sep 2022 09:31
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