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"No to the privatization of the Padre Billini Hospital"the cry of doctors and community

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The group of citizens asked the President of the Republic Luis Abinader to stop any type of private project that the Government has.

No to the privatization of the Padre Billini Hospital“, was the clamor this Monday from dozens of doctorscivil groups and neighborhood associations of the Colonial City.

The group of citizens asked the President of the Republic Luis Abinader to stop any type of private project that the Government has related to this health center that functions as a teaching hospital.

Ruth Gesualdo, public relations officer for the Union of Neighborhood Councils of the Colonial City, expressed that they reject the claims of handing over that hospital to a board or foundation, explaining that this is the only center that low-income people can access. regardless of which part of the country they come from and who need specialized assistance.

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On his side, Juan Pablo Lagos, a doctor representing the Dominican Medical College (CMD) denounced that “elite” sectors of the country have plans to turn that space into a private place to serve tourists.

“We are here to ask the President of the Republic Luis Abinader Corona to desist from the public-private alliance in health. We are not going to allow it to become a Plaza de la Salud by handing it over to Father Billini, as he made it known, the Archbishopric to the Catholic Church,” said Juan Pablo Lagos.

Likewise, Narcizo Isa Conde described the attempts to privatize that hospital as a fatality, while emphasizing that health is not a business but a right.

“Health cannot be a business, it is a right. They are going to have to go over the heads of many people. This is a needy area and Father Billini is a heritage of the Colonial City,” he stressed.

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