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hospitals

18 petitions

Update posted 2 weeks ago

Petition to Change.org

Heal People not Money: Promote Social Justice for Health Related Services

           When we go to hospitals, we always have to pay our bills. We have to pay these bills first, in order to be treated. But there are times, specially in emergencies we tend to be short of money if not out of it. So in those emergencies, when patients are in deep need to be treated but do not have the money, what are the outcomes? Folks, this ain't new to us, social  injustice is never a new trend. We either get shoddy treatment or nothing at all. When patients lack sufficient health care insurance, financial matters become integrally intertwined with biomedical considerations in the process of clinical decision making. With a growing medically indigent population, clinicians may be compelled to bend billing or reimbursement rules, lower standards, or turn patients away when they cannot afford the costs of care. This article focuses on 3 types of dilemmas that clinicians face when patients cannot pay for needed medical services: (1) whether to refer the individual to a safety net provider, such as a public clinic; (2) whether to forgo indicated tests and therapies because of cost; and (3) whether to reduce fees by fee waivers or other adjustments in billing. Clinicians' responses to these dilemmas impact on quality of care, continuity, safety net providers, and the liability risk of committing billing violations or offering nonstandard care. An 11-month-old baby died Monday in Pagadian City, Zamboanga del Sur, a province in the southern Philippines, after she was refused admission to a hospital’s Intensive Care Unit (ICU). And the cause of refusal is that of not enough money for the deposit and additional fees. See here for full details:/manila/news/baby-zamboanga-del-sur-dies-allegedly-refused-access-hospital-icu/ Truly our world has turned into a world of speaking moneys.  At times we must remind ourselves, that the best treatment is given to those who needs it the most, not the ones who can pay for it.   11-month-old so young! She should've have been able to taste her childhood, she should've have been able to dream, to be happy, to live. Humans are the one in need of saving, of  treatment, not money. If these continues, with today's poverty,soon enough we'd all be crawling for treatments without much of fortune in our hands.When it happens, we all,may end up like Baby Chelsey. Denied of treatment, of hope to live, that a human being deserves. Which is why we are here, using words to voice out one of the rampant ailment of the world, and in hopes for you to hear. People of the world stand with us,promote social justice in health related services. Heal people not money, HEAL THE WORLD!    

Nam of P.C.Y
102 supporters
Update posted 3 weeks ago

Petition to Rep. Manuel T. Sagarbarria

Authorship of Bill for the Establishment of Fully-Equipped Hospital & Fund Appropriation!

Tanjay City as an urban locale is in need of a fully-equipped, modest hospital to cater to the proper medical attention and remedies of its citizens and those in the adjacent areas with services from critical surgeries to therapeutics and laboratory analysis, among others. However, the present Urgent Care clinic lacked the essentials and required facilities, and even on that condition, they rendered medical treatment by the shot in the arm to the people in Pamplona and Amlan. Dismally, there are some instances where patients on emergency cases were brought to the Negros Oriental Provincial Hospital (NOPH) but succumbed to death due to distance. Whereas, the City of Tanjay is strategically situated that could accommodate patients in the 2nd District like Amlan, Pamplona, Bais and Mabinay, and other areas in the North. That while Dumaguete is crowded with public and private hospitals, like Silliman University Medical Center (SUMC), Holy Child, Negros Oriental Provincial Hospital (NOPH) along with others, almost all areas in the province were deprived of the opportunity and privilege to establish their own. Also, Tanjay City is 30 Kilometers (1-hour travel) from Dumaguete where the nearest fully-equipped hospital is settled, and that Bais City Medical Center is only good for minor issues and in fact, in most cases their patients were transferred to Dumaguete City for appropriate care, aside from complaints from Baisanons on inferior equipment and incompetence of the medical staff (please see comments, below).  Therefore, WE PETITION to the Honorable Representative of the 2nd District of Oriental Negros, Manuel T. Sagarbarria who is also a Committee Member on Appropriations, to author a bill for the Establishment of a Fully-Equipped Hospital in the City of Tanjay and Appropriate Funds for the purpose. ON PRESENTATION TO THE APPROPRIATE AGENCIES, THIS PETITION WILL BECOME A PUBLIC DOCUMENT.        

Eliseo Joselito Monroy
271 supporters