“This is the only hospital that caters to poor mothers, not only those who live here in Manila but also nearby provinces, and still the government will close it down.”
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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.”
Health workers and patients of the century-old maternity hospital fear that its transfer is prelude to its privatization.
“The local government should spare medical services from income-generating measures. Access to health service is a right.” – Gabriela Women’s Partylist
“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