No to the privatization of gov’t hospitals- Casiño

July 28, 2012 at 3:01 pm Leave a comment

by Virgilio Sar. Maganes

DAGUPAN CITY- Bayan Muna Partylist Rep. Teodoro “Teddy” Casiño strongly opposes the government plan to privatize public hospitals under the public-private partnership.

He said privatizing medical services by hospitals in the country will increase costs of medicines and even the professional fees of medical practitioners.

Speaking on a phone patch interview on Abono sa Radyo aired over DZRD-Sonshine Radyo hosted by Jimrey Biosa last July 18, Casiño said the plan will make medical services more unaffordable especially to the indigent families.

“Instead of privatizing government hospitals, the government should infuse more funds to subsidize medicines and to improve medical equipment,” he said.

Casiño said he will oppose any measure to privatize government hospitals and even road constructions.

On road construction, Casiño said privatizing them under Private Public Partnership program will mean an increase of toll fees, a burden to motorists.

” Basic services should be the responsibility of the government. Since privatization is a business, the people will be shouldering the profits of the businessmen,” Casiño said.

Meanwhile, Casiño assailed the abrupt implementation of the K to 12 by the Department of Education (DepEd) without the necessary legal law to be passed by Congress.

“We have many problems under our educational system like lack of classrooms, teachers and even books. By adding two more years in basic education, this will not solve the quality of education in this country,” he said.

He further said the government should address first the perennial problems of the DepEd before going into implementing the K to12.

K to 12 is the new basic educational system imposed by the government by adding two more years in the secondary school level. K is the mandatory kindergarten for all school entrants at the elementary level

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