Chairperson, Members, Members of Steering Committee constituted for the purpose and officials of NHRC would preside over the hearing. To hear and respond to the testimonies and presentations, concerned public officials such as the State Health Secretaries, Mission Directors, Directors of Health Services and Medical Education, National and State Medical Councils, Consumer Protection Councils, Chief Medical Officers of Municipal Corporations, officials involved with publicly funded health insurance schemes would be invited to participate in the hearing. UN bodies and major institutions related to public health will also be invited to participate in the hearing.
Prior to commencement of the public hearing, the NHRC will publish advertisements in leading newspapers of States being covered for the purpose, calling persons or groups with serious complaints of health rights violation to send details of their cases. These will be scrutinized and accordingly identified individuals and representatives of groups/civil society organizations will be invited to participate in the hearing as well as present their grievances of health rights violation.
Themes and Tentative Sessions
The public hearing would be of two days duration and would consist of a series of sessions. In the sessions, the methodology used will include testimonies, case studies of institutions or services or programmes like public funded health insurance schemes, sterilization camps, eye camps, other health camps, etc., and presentations/talks by the Commission, including members of the NHRC Core Group on Health, its Special Rapporteurs, health experts, and health rights activists.