April 01, 2015     Philippines
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Philippine Orthopedic Center


Saturday, March 7th, 2015

Employees, patients of Orthopedic Hospital to set barricades

Employees and patients of the Philippine Orthopedic Center ask Health Secretary Janette Garin to stay true to her word that she will block the private takeover of the hospital.

Thursday, February 19th, 2015

Employees, patients vow to fight privatization of Orthopedic Hospital

“This hospital has been serving the poor for the past 70 years. If this hospital will be privatized, where will these poor patients go?”

Sunday, May 11th, 2014

Alliance of Health Workers celebrates 30 years of service to Filipino health workers, patients

“We call on all health workers and the Filipino people to continue the tradition of militancy that brought us the gains and victories in our fight for jobs, salaries and rights. Let us continue the struggle toward...

Friday, March 7th, 2014

Health workers, mothers troop to Fabella hospital, Supreme Court

“We should not keep silent on this issue (of privatization) because health is a people’s right.” – Dr. Eleonor Jara, convenor of No to Privatization of Public Hospitals

Thursday, February 27th, 2014

Patients, employees of Orthopedic Center appeal for TRO on privatization

“We hope our SC justices will open their minds and hearts to the difficulties and hardships of poor patients who are being victimized by privatization and other anti-health policies.” Alliance of Health Workers

Wednesday, February 5th, 2014

SC asked to stop privatization of Orthopedic Hospital

Petitioners say the Supreme Court has the perfect opportunity here to give life to state’s constitutional mandate to promote the people’s right to health through the accessibility of affordable health care.

Thursday, January 30th, 2014

Health workers call for junking of orthopedic hospital modernization

“The government’s privatization programs are allowing private investors to rake in profit out of people’s illnesses.” -- Alliance of Health Workers

Friday, December 13th, 2013

Health workers to intensify protests as gov’t awards Orthopedic Hospital project to Megawide Corp

“By awarding the POC modernization project to the private investor, the Aquino administration had just signed the death sentence for public orthopedic hospital care.”

Friday, November 29th, 2013

While public’s attention is on relief efforts, Aquino approves privatization of Orthopedic Hospital

“What greater blow can an insensitive government give to the suffering people than privatizing the only public orthopedic hospital where the poor run for treatment?” – Emma Manuel, Alliance of Health Workers

Tuesday, June 18th, 2013

Anti-privatization group picket office of lone bidder to Orthopedic Center modernization project

“Healthcare is non-negotiable. The POC has been servicing the poor during its 68 years in existence. The POC should remain for the poor.”

Thursday, May 30th, 2013

Bidding of Orthopedic hospital extended, groups vow to intensify protests

“Eventually, no matter how the DOH strongly denies it, the POC will turn into a private corporation and thus, can no longer provide free nor affordable health services for the people, especially the majority poor.”

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