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Bill filed vs privatization of public hospitals

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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.

Posted: March 29th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

A third of lawmakers oppose sale of gov’t hospitals

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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 including the Philippine Orthopedic Center (left) and the Dr. Fabella Memorial Hospital. INQUIRER FILE PHOTOS

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.

Posted: March 12th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Lawmakers slam gov’t for selling state hospitals

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The Philippine Orthopedic Center  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

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).

Posted: March 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Orthopedic Center would not be sold, says Palace

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The Philippine Orthopedic Center  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

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.

Posted: February 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Gov’t sued at SC over Orthopedic privatization deal

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The Philippine Orthopedic Center  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

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?

Posted: February 4th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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