STOP DRACONIAN – “PUBLIC HEALTH (Prevention, Control & Management of Epidemics, Bio-Terrorism & Disasters) BILL” – 2017/ 2022

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Dr. Maya Valecha, Jan Aandolan has started this campaign to Prime Minister of India, Chief Justice of India, Parliamentary Standing Committee on Health & Family Welfare and Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MoHFW).

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10th May 2022

The Prime Minister of India,

A Public Health (Prevention, Control & Management of Epidemics, Bio-Terrorism & Disasters) Bill, 2017/ 2022 [hereinafter referred to as “Public Health Bill” or simply “Bill”] is going to be taken up by the Government of India, during the upcoming monsoon session of Parliament (July – August 2022).

There is a need to bring a legislation as per the priority of our country by which Health of people is improved in a positive sense by incorporating obligation of state to enable people to get good nutrition, housing, jobs, freedom from pollution in a decentralized manner and taking advantage of all medical knowledge systems, as was partly visualized in a bill that was drafted in 2009 but never made an Act out of it.

This Bill by focusing solely on viruses, bacteria, other pathogens and bioterrorism, in the process of claiming my and other’s health protection to be a “Legitimate Aim of the State”, is attempting to take control of my life and my individual autonomy. In the name of public health, this Bill seems just to control and enslave people, by infringing on the inalienable rights of bodily autonomy and the rights as a human being.

It is obvious that the draft Public Health Bill 2017 and additions to it in 2022, are made to fulfil the legal obligations under International Health Regulation (IHR- 2005) and the upcoming WHO Pandemic Treaty. Role of WHO was exposed during the exaggeration of the Swine Flu Pandemic because of Pharma lobby pressure and all governments in collusion. During the two and half years of Corona era also as is described in our attached signature petition, the government adopted all unscientific, tyrannical measures ignoring even the Public Health Experts of our country, for a Seasonal Flu like disease.

In the new Bill, more stringent measures like public servants empowered to enter our houses, conduct tests and give injections, without leaving recourse to judicial remedy and provisions to override our fundamental rights are incorporated. This is nothing but declaring an authoritarian rule in the name of protecting People’s health.

The Public Health Bill gives unprecedented and wide-ranging powers to the Central government and health departments that have caused significant concern amongst people; senior lawyers; people’s rights groups; civil society; and health, wellness and medical professionals.

Pre-legislative public consultation and debates on the Public Health Bill (on the lines of precedence set by Jayaram Ramesh, then Environment Minister in 2009-10 on the matter of BT Brinjal where discourses were held at multiple locations in the country) is required.

An APPEAL is made to the Prime Minister of India, Chief Justice of India, Parliamentary Standing Committee on Health & Family Welfare and Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MoHFW) to ensure the following points are addressed, before presenting the Public Health Bill in the Parliament:

  1. Draft Public Health Bill, to be presented in the Monsoon Session of Parliament as per the media reports, should be available to Public well in advance for comments and this being a very important issue affecting every citizen’s life, especially after the experience of Corona episode, a Referendum has to be taken to know the will of WE The People of India.
  2. Draft should be rewritten to keep priorities of our country in focus and take the holistic definition of Health as the basis.
  3. Any treaty with WHO should never be signed because health has regional factors to affect and the role of WHO is well exposed during Swine Flu. Sovereignty of our country cannot be compromised at any cost.
  4. Lessons of Corona time, as elaborated in the section III, IV, V, VI, VII & VIII of the attached signature petition, have to be taken into account and corrections given for the draft Public Health Bill, 2017 have to be properly rewritten. And therefore –
    • a) Management of pandemic or epidemic should be in a decentralized manner with advice from local experts not only in the government committees but after having public debates with other domain experts and concerned citizens.
    • b) Role of other medical knowledge systems has to be given equal weightage.
    • c) Media should be strictly instructed not to spread panic and action should be taken if they do it. Because it has proved counterproductive.
    • d) Human Rights Violations cannot be tolerated at any cost.
    • e) Lockdowns and other restrictive measures like vaccine mandates for normal life activities that have affected people’s lives beyond repair should not be imposed at any time.

On May 10, 2022, this petition was authored and signed by:

Dr. Maya Valecha
MBBS, MD (Gynecology), a socio – political activist, Vadodara, Gujarat
Dr. Amitav Banerjee
Prof. & Head, Community Medicine, Dr DY Patil Med College, Pune, Maharashtra
Dr. Arvind Kushwaha
AIIMS Dept of Community Medicine, Nagpur, Maharashtra


Medical & Public Health Scientists, Health Care Practitioners, Advocates, Activists & Concerned Citizens

Jagannath Chatterjee
Health Activist
Bhubaneswar, Odisha
Dr. Firuzi Mehta
Homeopathic Physician
Mumbai, Maharashtra
Dr. Geraldine Sanjay
Bengaluru, Karnataka  
Dr. Khadar Vali, PhD
Millets Expert & Healer Mysuru, Karnataka
Dr. Gayatri Panditrao
Homeopathic Physician
Pune, Maharashtra  
Ashutosh Pathak
Senior Journalist, Qvive
Delhi NCR  
Dr. Veena Raghava
MBBS, DA, Clinical Nutrition (NIN) Bengaluru, Karnataka
Dr. Praveen Saxena
Hyderabad, Telangana
Malavi Chaudhari
Health & Rights Activist
Free Earth Alliance (FEA) Ahmedabad, Gujarat  
Dr. Vijay Raghava
MBBS (Family Physician) Bengaluru, Karnataka  
Dr. Shaji Varghese Kudiyat
Homeopathic Physician Kerala  
Loretta Rodriguez
Health & Rights Activist
Free Earth Alliance (FEA) Goa  
Prof. Bhaskaran Raman
Professor, Department of CSE, IIT
Bombay, Maharashtra  
Dr. Anitha Kulkarni
MBBS, DNB Pune, Maharashtra  
Sudha Sundeswaran
Hyderabad, Telangana    
Dr. Gautam Das
MBBS, Family Physician
Kolkata, West Bengal  
Dr. Madhuri Patil
Mumbai, Maharashtra  
Vineet Tiwari
National Secretary Progressive Writers’ Association
Indore, Madhya Pradesh  
Dr. Kuldeep Kumar
MBBS, MS Haridwar,
Adv. Sahil Goyal Er.
Rights Activist,
Bharat Jago Abhiyan, &
Janta Sarkar Morcha,
Gurgaon, Haryana
Dr. Mufassil Dingankar
Homeopathic Physician
Mumbai, Maharashtra  
Dr. Lalit Kumar Anande
MBBS, Diploma in Clinical Research
Mumbai, Maharashtra  
Dr. Rashmi Raut
MBBS, Fellow in Family Medicine Kolhapur,
Kiran Martis
Activist & Healer Mumbai, Maharashtra  
Colonel (Retd.) Mathew Thomas
Health & Rights Activist
Bangalore, Karnataka  
Vikash Diwan
Health & Rights Activist Free Earth Alliance (FEA) Gaya, Bihar  
Teacher, Delhi NCR
Ashutosh Jani
Social Activist,
Nisargyan Niramaya Ahmedabad, Gujarat
Mayank Pincha
Health & Rights Activist
Free Earth Alliance (FEA)
Bangalore, Karnataka
Sudipto Bhakta
Activist & Healer
Adv. Bharat Rao
Ahmedabad, Gujarat  

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20 thoughts on “STOP DRACONIAN – “PUBLIC HEALTH (Prevention, Control & Management of Epidemics, Bio-Terrorism & Disasters) BILL” – 2017/ 2022

  1. Savitha kumary VM says:

    This bill is a huge attack on human rights and is against our constitution. Please do not try to pass or enforce this bill.

  2. Rekha R Nandakumae says:

    My body my life my right… No to arbitration of any form. Govts are representatives of citizens and not overlords.

  3. Manita says:

    This health bill is against our human rights and our constitution. This health bill is meant to make all of us a slave and we all are against salavery. I oppose this bill Because it’s my body my choice….no one can force me…..

  4. Sachin Bansode says:

    Introduce this bill in every State Assemblies as a Private Member Bill and lead the discussion on this topic all over India among the all stakeholders…

  5. Mukesh kumar says:

    किसी भी मनुष्य ने इन नेताओं को ये हक नही दिया कि मनुष्य की बिना सहमति के खिलाफ कोई ऐसा कानून बनाकर उनपे थोपे इसलिये मैं इस बिल के साथ साथ ऐसे नेताओं का भी बहिष्कार करता हु जो अंधे होकर देश द्रोह कर रहे है

  6. Chandrakant Mistry says:

    They launched New World order of slavery through corona. No one died by corona. Corona lead people to hospitals, doctors & allopathic medicine. But hospitals, doctors, allopathic medicine lead people upto death. Therefore I signed petition.

  7. Laxman shah says:

    यह शैतानी एजेण्डा के तहत जनता को बदतर गुलाम बनाने की साजिश है मोदी सरकार द्वारा

  8. yalalramsaw says:

    वर्तमान शासन व्यवस्था भारत सरकार नहीं बल्कि WHO द्वारा छद्म रुप से चलाया जा रहा है। इसलिए हमें इस शासनव्यवस्था को ही उखाड़ फेंकना चाहिए।

  9. Raghuveer Sharan Shrivastava says:

    Farjee mahaamaaree (coronaa) kee pol khul chukee hai. Hame new health bill bhee naheen chaahiye. Jantaa kee suno (na ki w.h.o. kee)

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