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Health equity for internal migrant labourers in India: an ethical perspective

Ajoke Basirat Akinola, Anil Kumar Indira Krishna, Satish Kumar Chetlapalli

DOI: 10.20529/IJME.2014.058


Abstract

In the developing countries, internal migrationis a survival strategy for many labourers in search of a better livelihood and opportunities. It is inevitable that many of them will leave their home towns and villages in the coming years, and that the future will see an increase in the number of migrant labourers in developing countries such as India. Migrant workers face unique health problems and it is important for the health system to prepare itself to face these. In this context, the system will need to address certain key ethical issues.

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