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Opposition calls BJP Government as ₹-Govt : Protest before GB hospital over Inhuman Decision of Scrapping Free Medical Service
TIWN Sep 11, 2019
Opposition calls BJP Government as ₹-Govt : Protest before GB hospital over Inhuman Decision of Scrapping Free Medical Service
PHOTO : CPI-M's youth wings protesting at GB Hospital premise.

AGARTALA / NEW DELHI, Sep 11 (TIWN): Opposition parties have continued protests over the inhuman decision taken by BJP Govt by scrapping Free Medical Facilities in the Government hospitals. CPI-M’s youth wings today staged a massive protest at the GB hospital premise with banners tagging BJP Govt as ₹-Govt. They have displayed banner seeking answer from BJP ₹-Govt. The agitators raised question, ‘Imposition of fees in Govt hospitals for whose profit ?’ The protesters also displayed banners showing, ‘Restore Left Govt era’s medical facilities’, ‘Make the tests free of cost like before’, ‘No imposition of fees on food’. The protest started since 3 days after GB hospital and other hospitals stopped free-health services. An accident patient died after his family could not give Rs. 10,000 for operation. Various protests by opposition parties held across Tripura centering this health care issue.

Opposition Congress also, which has called the decision of the Govt violation of Supreme Court’s guidelines announced further massive protest to force the Govt to pull of the decision which imposed unnecessary fees on the common men.

Congress, CPI-M on yesterday organized various protest rallies in Tripura in different spots of the State demanding resuming of the previous Health Care service.

The protest movement was strengthened a The deceased has been identified as 56 years old Paresh Modok. He was injured after falling from the roof of his house.  After taking him in the operation theatre Rs. 10000’s challan was sought but the wife of the deceased person only had Rs. 100 in hand. By profession, Modok was a daily workers, working in Lalbahadur club lined in a tiffin shop.after an old person died allegedly getting no treatment in the operation in the GB hospital. However, Chief Minister Biplab Deb has ordered a probe in the death incident and BJP has called the news as ‘rumour’.

 At the same time, in social media youths have called for “No Free Blood Donation” if “Govt can not provide Free Health Service” for people’s welfare.

Department of Health and Family Welfare on September 6 in a notification No. F.1 (28)-DHS/GS/18   announced that from now the consumers to pay Rs. 20 and Rs. 10 for registration in Out Patient Department (OPD).

Rs. 30 and Rs. 20 for admission in hospital beds need to pay off for all patients. The prices added ICU beds at Rs. 300 for Antodaya Annapurna Yojana (AAY) beneficiaries, Rs. 300 for Priority Group consumers and at Rs. 600 for people above the poverty level per day.

AC cabins in public hospitals would be charged at Rs. 700 daily. Food would be charged at Rs. 50 per day for APL consumers.

Congress leader Subal Bhowmik said that such fee itself is scam and den of corruption when Govt hospitals are controlled by NHM, Ayush like central govt schemes. Govt hospitals are made out of public taxes and no Govt has right to put fees on the treatment, said the Congress leader. 

 
 
 
 
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