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Rally held in Udupi protesting privatization of govt hospital

Published On : 09 Jan 2017   |  Reported By : Canaranews Network


Udupi: A rally was held on Friday protesting the privatization of government district women and children hospital. The rally was held from Jodukatte to Chittaranjan circle.

Socialist K Paniraj said, "More than 3,000 patients visit the hospital every month and get free treatment and hence the name and quality the hospital maintained so far, should be carried forward. We do not have any objection with BR Shetty taking over. But he should not commercialise it."

Addressing the protestors, psychiatrist Dr P V Bhandary, who was the convener of the protest, said, "The government has snatched the hospital from the poor and handed over to rich people. This is injustice. We will not bow down to any pressure. We are sure that the Supreme Court will give us justice. We will fight till we get justice.

He demanded that the agreement be made public and the fee structure in the hospital be fixed at par with government hospitals. "We do not have any objections to the fact that the hospital has been given to Dr B R Shetty group. Let the hospital be administered by district surgeon, not DC and CEO of ZP," he said.







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