Petition to Ram Nath Kovind, Narendra Modi, J P Nadda
Emergency! Emergency! Emergency! ; Make law 'Right to Treatment'
Three weeks old Baby girl, daughter of a poor farmer needed open heart surgery which costs approx. Rs 3 lakhs and her family income are Rs 3500 per month. In another case a 56 year old man was thrown out from the hospital at midnight because as the hospital authorities were not able to handle the condition and the next day he died in government hospital. Then take the example of a 13 Year old girl who needed liver transplant immediately which costs approx. Rs 15 lakhs and her parents, who are vegetable sellers, found it impossible to pay. These kinds of situations you can find in every hospital on daily basis where families are struggling for the financial assistance for treatment of their loved ones. Mother crying in front of the hospital administration and doctors, father begging before relatives, friends and society. As a social worker almost every week I get call from the families/relative/friends of needy people, some cases are fake, some situations are created by hospital/doctors for making money and some are really genuine which need immediate assistance . So many times I have started fund raising for the genuine cases with the support of my friends and also we visit the hospitals and discuss with doctors how we can support the needy family. But doctors can help us in only one case if you paid the bill of hospital otherwise they are not eligible to treat the patient and this is not the doctors fault actually hospital need the fee of luxurious infrastructure and doctors can’t help in that but some doctors give us very genuine advice and support us monitoring the case in proper manner and personally handle the patient with proper diagnose. And this is not only with poor family I personally know the families who invest everything in treatment of love one and now family have nothing to continue the treatment except going out for the financial assistance and begging in front of the relative, friends and society . According to Civil Registration System about 6.0% of the total registered deaths during 2015 have received medical attention from qualified allopathic professional and 29.7% of deceased did not receive any medical attention at the time of death. Approx. 65 lac registered death during 2015. Reports say a large percentage of deaths happen as patients cannot afford medical care due to high cost and negligence of hospital and doctors. And According to Media and NGOs Report millions of children die every year in our country. Our government health care units have completely failed to provide good care to poor. And Our Private sector, which is growing every year with full equipped health care facility and off course fees of treatment growing every second. According to Experts the total Indian health care industry size is approx. 200 billion dollar. The Government of India aims to develop India as a global healthcare hub. It has created the National Health Mission (NHM) for providing effective healthcare to both the urban and rural population. The Government is also providing policy support in the form of reduced excise and customs duty, and exemption in service tax, to support growth in healthcare. I am not against the growth of health care industry and support of government to this sector but I am completely against how these sectors treat poor of our country. Poor people die not because of our country's health care sector, lack of resources or doctors; poor die because he/she does not has money to pay the fee of our best health care sector resources fee. Recently I read few articles about some business people planning to open chain of luxuries hospital in India which will provide Rolls-Royce cars to ferry its patients and also provide air services for the patients. In sort he is planning to open hospital only for elite. It may charge 20 K to 30 K per day. Again I am not against this luxurious concept but my question is that after lots of tax exemption and government support ‘will they treat poor patients too??’ As a citizen of India I Request every Indians please come forward and Sign my petition and make it our petition and demand. The enactment of a ‘Right to Treatment’ in our constitution, which will Ensure that every citizen of India has the right to get proper treatment. Make Compulsory 25% free treatment in private hospital for the economically weak. Ensure transparent accountability of these patients. Ensure the treatment of patient will continue who invest everything into the treatment. Have provision to immediately cancel or suspend the doctor license after any negligence complains. Have provision to cancel the license of diagnosis center and pathology lab after multiple rejections of reports by doctors and hospitals. Make Compulsory the generic medicine store in private hospitals and control the cost of branded medicine. Have Provision of credit loan scheme from government and institution for the treatment of serious patient. Create Central Patient Data System- CPDS Have provision to give full access to doctors for study all old reports and diagnose of patient. Create Medical Task Force for monitoring the Government Hospital Situation Ensure that Patient Welfare is important for every doctor. Provide for an immediate judicial enquiry in term of negligence. I am not a lawyer and I really don’t know how to draft legal bill or petition but as Citizen of India and as a Human I know what is the need of my society and my people. As we know our Prime Minister also want to make India a Healthy India , keeping this thought of him I request him to please look into this and do the need full. Thank You
Petition to unite the union, UNISON, Gmb, Jeremy Corbyn MP, jeremy hunt mp, Jonathan Ashworth MP, Royal College of Nursing
Hands off our annual leave! We demand fair payment for hardworking Nurses/HCWs!
We the undersigned, wish to voice our profound concern and anger at the Government’s attempt to link a long overdue pay rise for nurses and other health workers to cuts to our annual leave entitlement. Health workers have had a 14% pay cut since 2010 and we deserve an above inflation pay rise. But a real pay rise must not be dependent on cuts to our health service or to further attacks on our terms and conditions. The Guardian reports Government negotiators are demanding a cut to our annual leave in return for a below-inflation ‘pay rise’. The UK already has one of the worst annual leave entitlements in Europe. Why should we lose well-deserved annual leave to pay for a below-inflation ‘pay rise’? As with the junior doctors, any attack on health workers’ contracts is not fair and not safe. We demand an end to austerity politics in the NHS and we call on trade union leadership to lead a serious and sustained campaign - including a ballot for strike action - to defend our annual leave, our pay and conditions and save our NHS.
Petition to Richard Branson, Bart Johnson
Richard Branson and Virgin Care: return the NHS’s money, and never sue the NHS again
Virgin Care, Richard Branson’s healthcare company, has sued the National Health Service, after failing to win a contract. Surrey NHS commissioners felt the services would be better provided by a partnership of NHS organisations, but in the face of Virgin’s threats, to avoid having to fight a court case, they paid Virgin an amount which some reports suggest is as high as £2million. When the NHS is under severe financial pressure, it cannot afford to lose this money. Richard Branson, however, with an estimated personal wealth of over £3.5billion, can manage perfectly comfortably without it. This petition asks that Virgin Care returns the money to the National Health Service, and asks Richard Branson to apologise and make a personal commitment that Virgin Care will never again sue the NHS after losing out on a contract.
Petition to UK Parliament, Secretary, Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt
Make sure patients with varying stages of pulmonary fibrosis receive anti fibrotic drugs.
Recently my mother passed away at the age of 59 years to pulmonary fibrosis. I was her full time carer and asked Doctors on serveral occasions to prescribe her with medication to help stop the progression of fibrosis on her lungs. She met the NICE guidelines criteria for this medication. However, I was told by Doctors that she was not at that stage yet and my mother received no treatment for her lungs. (Perfenidone, nintedanib). Like I’ve mentioned she met the criteria for treatment. Unfortunately a month and a half later my mum passed away in the most traumatic way possible fighting for breath. Now my uncle is being denied this drug and has spent 2 years receiving no treatment for his lungs, Please do not let this happen to other people with pulmonary fibrosis. Just a reminder, like my mum many people with pulmonary fibrosis do NOT smoke Thank you
Petition to Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt Secretary of State for Health
Let’s All Opt In to Introduce the Opt Out Organ & Tissue Donation System
My name is Lucy Ryan and was incredibly lucky to receive a life saving heart transplant 25 years ago aged 2 years-old. I am also fortunate enough to have a lot of fellow transplantees as friends due to someone somewhere being generous, selfless and brave enough to donate either their own organs & tissue, or those of a relative at an unimaginably difficult time. But heartbreakingly I have lost friends along the way who waited for a transplant they never received. Imagine waiting to live, being on the transplant list unable to lead a normal life just waiting in hope for that bittersweet call for months even years! 96% of the UK population have expressed a desire to receive an organ donation. If they needed one yet only 36% are signed up to the current Opt-in system. (The Opt-in system is where to become an organ and/or tissue donor those of us living in Scotland, Ireland and England must make the effort to sign up to the organ donor register.) Yet despite it being so easy to sign-up e.g. spending 2 minutes online, many of us still have not “opted-in”! Even with all the fantastic work charities and organisations do to raise awareness. I know from my own experience it is often something we keep meaning to do, but it never quite reaches the top of the “To-do” list! In the past few years I have been becoming increasingly frustrated with the growing organ donation crisis and decided it was about time to do something. I researched the best way to try to improve the situation settled on the introduction of the “Soft Opt-out” system in all of the UK (alike Wales did in December 2015) is what we need (Scotland & Northern Ireland have already proposed the same idea). Once the system is reformed we will wonder why on earth it took us so long to do it like banning smoking in restaurants! The Soft Opt-Out system would mean would everyone automatically becomes an organ donor as an adult unless they decide to “opt-out”. Relatives would be consulted at the time of death, and to see if their loved one ever ever expressed a wish to opt out but for some reason hadn’t. I believe the majority of those whom do not wish to become organ donors are far more likely to make the effort to opt out, than the 60% of the current UK population who would like to become organ donors but have not yet "opted-in". By becoming a donor you can save almost as many lives as cats apparently have. 3 people die everyday waiting for a transplant—Let’s all Opt in to Opt out and end the donor crisis! Thank you for taking the time to consider my proposal and hopefully sign up. With your support we can make this happen. Yours Sincerely Lucy Ryan
Petition to HEALTH CANADA, Greenstone , Trudeau, Justin Trudeau
I want an all new medical health team in Greenstone Ontario!
We need to work on an all new healthcare team in Greenstone. especially at the Geraldton Hospital. They no longer care for patients like they should and label everyone thats from the reserves or not their family member as ADDICTS and never prescribed what people really need and send them home without helping them with they need. Causing many to die at home. I hope that this will get the attention it needs because I'm tired of having a broken health care team.
Petition to Meegan Fitzharris, Andrew Barr, Meegan Fitzharris, Yvette Berry
FUND A SPECIALIST EATING DISORDER IN-PATIENT TREATMENT CENTRE IN CANBERRA.
This petition has been sponsored by Mr Michael Pettersson, Member for Yerrabi, A.C.T. This means that it will be tabled in the ACT Legislative Assembly as early as May! To have your signature counted when the petition is tabled in the ACT legislative you must sign at this link: https://epetitions.act.gov.au/CurrentEPetition.aspx?PetId=81&lIndex=-1 If you have signed the petition on change.org, you will now need to go and re-sign the petition at https://epetitions.act.gov.au/CurrentEPetition.aspx?PetId=81&lIndex=-1 In 2014, I spent 6 months in hosptial in Sydney away from my friends and family to get the life-saving treatment that I needed, and my experience is not uncommon! Currently, the number of people in Australia with an eating disorder at any given time is estimated to be approximately nine percent of the population; of this, 64% are estimated to be female. Approximately 15% of women will experience an eating disorder at some point during their lifetime. As of March 2017, Canberra’s population was 409,100. Using the above statistics, it can be estimated that, at any given time, 36,819 people in Canberra are suffering from an eating disorder. 23,564 of these people are female. 7364 people are likely to die. This shouldn’t be surprising considering eating disorders are the 3rd most common chronic illness, and the second most common cause of mental illness, in young women in Australia. “The mortality rate for people with eating disorders is the highest of all psychiatric illnesses and over 12 times that seen in people without eating disorders.” This is due to both medical complications and increased risk of suicide; Anorexia Nervosa has the highest associated rate of suicide of any mental illness, including depression. Under the current health care system, less than half (46%) of people diagnosed with Anorexia Nervosa in Australia fully recover. It should be noted that these statistics do not account for the frequent under-reporting and under-treatment of eating disorders. Despite this, both the public and private health care systems for eating disorders in the ACT are considerably lacking. Currently there are no inpatient services for eating disorder treatment in Canberra, and while there is a public outpatient support program, the wait to be seen by this team was an estimated 8 weeks/2 months (May 2017). Consequently, many young people, disproportionately young women, around Canberra are not receiving necessary and life-saving health care treatment. The ACT Government expressed a commitment to promoting the recovery of people with a mental disorder or mental illness, in the Mental Health Care Act 2015 (ACT). If they are truly committed to this, it must include ALL people with a mental illness, including the young women of Canberra. As such, we urge the ACT Government to create a specialist eating disorder in-patient treatment centre in Canberra.  http://www.nedc.com.au/eating-disorders-in-australia Census http://www.nedc.com.au/eating-disorders-in-australia http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/expanding-medicaresupported-treatment-for-eating-disorder-patients-20170507-gvzz0r.html Current list of inpatient services around Australia: http://www.nedc.com.au/inpatient?tagid=&servicetype=inpatient&population=Adult
Petition to Brook Lane Doctors Surgery, Civil Enforcement Ltd, Suella Fernandes
Stop Brook Lane Surgery parking fines
Brook Lane Doctors Surgery in Locks Heath have enforced new parking regulations based on an ANPR system, requiring patients to input their reg numbers into tiny tablets in the surgery to avoid a hefty fine. This system causes a great deal of unrest and fear and doesn't take into account, in the slightest, the fact that their significant, if not, majority patient base of elderly people are not au fait with technology and will struggle to deal with this, and potentially also forget to do it in the midst of the stress that a trip to the doctors can bring (applicable to all patients - especially in emergencies). The company sends out letters to those unfortunate enough to forget the tiny tablets, or miss the signage (which has increased significantly, likely due to a huge number of people being fined), with an initial fee of £60 which then increases to £100 if not paid within a short period. I personally know of people who conveniently never received the initial letter and then received the urgent £100 letter, covered in red text, with no information of where the alleged fee was incurred, resulting in significant anxiety. For the elderly who may not be able to access the website and may also be hard of hearing, so find access to the telephone difficult, they are left with a exorbitant bill with no information, threats on their credit rating and as a result, a crippling level of fear and panic. This new parking management system is supposedly due to people using the car park for the neighbouring Royal Mail office, and if parking control is indeed required, maybe a method could be considered that it is not so punitive and disregarding of their mainly ill and elderly patient base who are often not comfortable with technology and in the stress of medical difficulty, not always considering that parking may be an issue. If it is essential, which seems unfortunate, a ticket system is probably better so it's not so easy to forget/be unable to configure like this current ANPR system.