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'Gobu-Chandra' Laws rattled BJP’s image ahead of By-Election : Major section of BJP-supporters demand withdraw of inhuman Fee-Imposition on Govt hospitals patients
TIWN Sep 10, 2019
'Gobu-Chandra' Laws rattled BJP’s image ahead of By-Election : Major section of BJP-supporters demand withdraw of inhuman Fee-Imposition on Govt hospitals patients
PHOTO : Law Minister Ratanlal Nath addressing media. TIWN File Photo.

AGARTALA / NEW DELHI, Sep 10 (TIWN): A great section of BJP supporters now demoralized under the new law scrapping all free medical services from the Government hospitals. Only a little section of BJP workers, supporters are trying to defend the BJP Govt on the new law whereas the maximum BJP supporters are hitting their heads after ahead of by-election BJP’s unpopular decision damaged Govt’s image massive. First it was ESMA law and then the issue of hospital-fees all have showed BJP’s Govt’s good works as DEMU trains and Anti-Drug mission. Even the Badharghat by-election candidate has been selected from strong CPI-M background beneficiary family which fueled resentment among own party members who was working under Education Dept. Also public have started speaking openly against the Govt and its brutality in various decisions. Law Minister Ratanlal Nath who is known as the “chief advisor” of Chief Minister Biplab Deb remained at the peak of controversy for Law Dept’s various decisions. Statewide protests, condemnations are going on to restore the previous free health care service in the Govt depts.

On the other side, ADC which is controlled by CPI-M has denied to impose fees in ADC-hospitals.

Across Tripura political parties have undergone heavy protests against BJP-IPFT Govt’s inhuman and brutal decision of removing free health service in the state. 

 This decision is also as a part of pre-privatizing era of the state's hospital service. This is first ever that a Govt has taken such brutal and anti-people decision violating the guidelines of Supreme Court. Congress held statewide protests  whereas other opposition parties also conducted protests against the decision of the Govt. Media, Common men all are pressing the Govt to change the inhumane decision immediately.

Netizens also have slammed the Govt. The No. F.1 (28)-DHS/GS/18 issued by Department of Health and Family Welfare on September 6 asked the consumers to pay Rs. 20 and Rs. 10 for registration in Out Patient Department (OPD) and Rs. 30 and Rs. 20 for admission in hospital beds respectively. The prices added ICU beds at Rs. 300 for Antodaya Annapurna Yojana (AAY) beneficiaries, Rs. 300 for Priority Group consumers and at Rs. 600 for people above the poverty level per day. AC cabins in public hospitals would be charged at Rs. 700 daily. Food would be charged at Rs. 50 per day for APL consumers.

Tripura Congress leader Subal Bhowmik said that a suffocating situation is existing in the state under the BJP Govt. 

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