About the Campaign
Swasthya Adhikar Manch (Health Right Forum) is a platform constituted for the rights of the people (Sangharsh)
and constructive work (Nirman) on various issues related Health & Health rights.
It is a network of various organizations working in Madhya Pradesh and other parts
of India. The main objective of Swasthya Adhikar Manch is to create an awareness
regarding issues related Health and Health rights in people through various means.
It mainly includes organizing awareness programmes, expertise lectures and publishing
various publications like posters, pamphlets, booklets etc. mainly on issues related
health, Drugs and health rights of the people. The members of this organization
are mainly Health experts, Doctors, Health activists and Social workers, Journalist
working on issues related health since many years. The members of the Swasthya Adhikar
Manch are also active members of the other organizations in health field which are
also working in network with SAM. Recently on an issue of Drug Trial, Swasthya Adhikar
Manch has organized a day long workshop cum lecture in collaboration with Lokmaitri,
chaired by Dr. Karunakar Trivedi (Health Expert from Indore) and lectured by Dr.
C. M. Gulathi (Editior, Monthly Index of Medical Specialties, New Delhi) dated 7th
May 2011. SAM has also published a booklet ‘Drug Trial Upniveshwad Ka Naya Astra’
on the issue of drug trial which has been distributed throughout the country.
Then after with due concern towards victims of the unethical and illegal drug trials,
the SAM has raised this issue through massive media campaigning, launching complaints
to different concerned institutions (NHRC, DCGI, MCI, PMO etc.), formation and organization
of Drug Trial Victim’s Organization, gathering facts & information through RTI etc.
We knocked at all possible doors and got disappointment in returns as no any concrete
action has been taken by concern institution. Finally it has filed a Public Interest
Litigation (PIL) in the Supreme Court seeking justice for the Drug Trial Victims
throughout nation. The SAM is currently a complainant in NHRC & first organization
who have filed a PIL on a issue of Drug Trials in India. Now the work of the SAM
has expanded as different cases from other states like Maharashtra, Bihar and Rajasthan
are also coming to SAM for justice