EDITORIAL: No to privatization of public hospitals

July 28, 2012 at 2:50 pm Leave a comment

Privatization of public hospitals is being pushed in Congress.

House Bill 6069, or an Act Creating National Government Hospital Corporations authored by Bacolod Rep. Anthony Golez, and Senate Bill 3110 or the National Government Hospital Corporate Restructuring Act proposed by Senator Franklin Drilon will lead to privatization of hospitals.

We privatized Petron…did oil prices stabilize? NO!

We privatized MWSS…did water rates in Metro Manila stabilize? NO!

We privatized electricity…did electricity rates stabilize? NO!

Rep.Teodoro Casiño said the hospital corporatization and the public-private partnership scheme will result in higher hospital fees and will make healthcare services inaccessible for poor families in the whole country.
The provincial government’s major priority is health care with improvement government hospitals.
The people of Pangasinan need public hospitals.
The people of Pangasinan need the provincial government to voice out the people’s opposition to the privatization of government hospitals.
The people are calling on the governor, the vice governor, the board members and the members of the House of Representatives to oppose the privatization of public hospitals.
Corporations are created for PROFIT.

Public hospitals are built for HEALTH SERVICES especially for the poor who cannot afford expensive private hospitals
Should we allow corporations to PROFIT from HEALTH SERVICES delivered to the poor?
The privatization of public hospitals is failure of governance.

Entry filed under: News.

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