Chandrakant, one of the jsa activists
Neelanjana (translation) new member of jsa
Resources from Sulakshana
PHM newsletter about it
Struggle happened from ~February 2013 – August 2013
Policy background
State proposed PPPs to « reach the unreached », improve access in underserved, rural, tribal, remote areas
proposals included:
mobile medical unit, functioning of CGMSC, primary health centers, referral transport, school health program
outsorcing of radiology & lab services in 379 public health facilities (10yr agrmt w annual renewal)
plan would cover all community health centers, 22/27 of district hospitals, 8/17 civil hospitals, 200 best primary health centers.
existing diagnostic services would be replaced; existing services would not be improved or expanded
similar plans in other states had failed