“Clients and health workers are uniting to call on the DOH to desist from putting into danger the situation of our mothers, because this move will surely increase maternal death rates in the Philippines.”
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“The closure of Fabella hospital, amid the privatization of several other government-run hospitals and healthcare facilities, does not bode well for the continuous hike in maternal and infant mortality rates in the country.”
“This is a reflection of government neglect and abandonment. One of the solutions is for the state to provide adequate budget to basic and essential health services.”
Health workers and patients of the century-old maternity hospital fear that its transfer is prelude to its privatization.