Chandrakant, one of the jsa activists
Neelanjana (translation) new member of jsa
Resources from Sulakshana
https://www.scribd.com/presentation/187731855/Struggle-Against-Outsourcing-of-Diagnostics-in-Chhattisgarh-Sulakshana-Nandi
https://scroll.in/pulse/891906/chhattisgarh-plan-to-build-6-hospitals-under-public-private-model-shows-disregard-for-past-failures
https://scroll.in/pulse/891907/chhattisgarh-is-outsourcing-diagnostic-services-to-the-private-sector-despite-having-adequate-staff
PHM newsletter about it
https://www.dropbox.com/s/2mu8yexv75v0x55/PHMNewsletterAugust2013_final.pdf?dl=0
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