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Good health services necessary for a strong community

Graphic: IHCHR Member Dr Ali Al-Bayati meets with representatives from Iraqi state institutions

Supporting people to be healthy and productive is one of the most important responsibilities of the State, the IHCHR said.

Dr. Ali A. Al-Bayati, Member of the Iraqi High Commission for Human Rights, has called on government agencies to bolster their efforts in delivering good health care for citizens.

Al-Bayati was chairing a meeting of the Joint Committee of Oversight and Health, Environmental Education, which includes representatives of CoR, Ministry of Health and Environment, Integrity Body and the Medical Doctors' Union ,

"Supporting people to be healthy and productive is one of the most important responsibilities of the State," Al-Bayati said.

"When people are physically and mentally healthy, they are better able to contribute to their communities."

Al-Bayati said it was important to build health and environmental awareness within the community, especially as people in Iraqi suffer from interrelated problems of pollution and a lack of adequate housing.

During the meeting, participants also discussed the phenomenon of suicide in the community, including its psychological, social and economic causes; the health status of people held in prisons and other places of detention; the development of the Health Insurance Law; and the wages of doctors in private medical clinics and its oversight mechanism.

Date: 2 October 2019

Source: Iraqi High Commission for Human Rights


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