Kanpur: CPI(M) torch-march against private players in hospitals mgt
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Last Updated: Friday, June 04, 2010, 15:56
  
Kanpur: The CPI(M) will organize a torch march on June 9 to protest against the UP government proposal to manage state-run hospitals under Public-Private Partnerships, the party said Friday.

"Currently, the patient just needs to pay Re 1 per check up in state run hospitals of rural areas. But once these hospitals are sold to private owners, the registration and treatment rates may be much higher," Former MP and CPI(M) leader Subhashini Ali said.

KPM Sangharsh Samiti has been formed to protest against the privatization of KPM hospital here.

The Samiti is conducting meetings at various places and also organizing a "rath-yatra" to spread awareness against this move," Ali said.

"A similar campaign is being run in three districts whose hospitals, Community Health centres, Primary Health Centres and the Sub-Health Centres are being sold to the capitalists," she said.

In a symbolic protest against the state government proposal, campaigners are "seeking alms" in front of hospitals to give the collected money to the government for not carrying out this plan, she said, adding, government is planning to handover hospital management in Kanpur, Allahabad, Firozabad and Basti to private hospitals Apollo and Fortis.

PTI


First Published: Friday, June 04, 2010, 15:56


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