oa ESR Review : Economic and Social Rights in South Africa - Universal access to health care services : are we any closer to our goal?
|Article Title||Universal access to health care services : are we any closer to our goal?|
|© Publisher:||Dullah Omar Institute|
|Journal||ESR Review : Economic and Social Rights in South Africa|
|Publication Date||Jul 2002|
|Pages||21 - 22|
Extracted from text ... ESR Review ? Vol 3 No 1 21 Universal access to health care services Are we any closer to our goal? Karrisha Pillay T he South African Constitution guarantees to everyone the right of access to health care services. In realising this right, the State is up against the legacy of apartheid health policies. The Consti- tution does not guarantee the right to health, but the right of access to ?health care services?. This term should be defined so as to address mental and physical health needs at primary, secondary and tertiary levels. To fulfil its duty to progressively ..
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