As the awarding of the modernization project of the Philippine Orthopedic Center to a private firm is fast approaching, health workers, patients, the urban poor, and church people are exploring different options to stop its implementation.
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“This coalition is not against the modernization of the hospital. This coalition is against the privatization of the POC because it will deprive poor Filipinos of free and accessible health care.”
“Like Kristel Tejada, the UP freshman who took her own life because of her family’s inability to pay her tuition, the Filipino people, especially those who cannot afford expensive health services, are left with no other choice but to wait for their death. This system is the one that pushes us to desperation.”