Alarmed by the planned privatization of major public hospitals in Metro Manila, two Mindanao solons filed a bill preventing the Department of Health (DOH) to privatize or sell government hospitals.
By Gil C. Cabacungan
A third of the 289-member House of Representatives have signed a petition initiated by the Makabayan bloc opposing the “creeping privatization” of state-owned hospitals.
By Gil C. Cabacungan Jr.
Two lawmakers are speaking out against the sale of state-owned hospitals to private companies, the latest of which is the P5.69-billion buy-out by the Megawide-World Citi Consortium of the Philippine Orthopedic Center (POC).
By Bong Lozada
Amid the brouhaha surrounding the privatization of the Philippine Orthopedic Center, Malacañang on Tuesday afternoon said that the said health institution would not be sold.
By Christine O. Avendaño
Can the state give up its duty to provide healthcare to the poor by allowing a government hospital, in this case, the country’s only hospital specializing in orthopedic care, to be run by the private sector?