Shimla:Communist Party of India (Marxists) has extended its support to a demand for a government medical college in Mandi.
Terming the state governments decision to cancel a sanctioned medical college in the government sector for Mandi as â€˜shockingâ€™, Tikender Panwar, member state secretariat claimed that besides BJP, 50 mass based organization have extended their support for the cause.
A relay chain hunger strike for reversing the government decision entered the 10th day on Wednesday.
Panwar stated, â€œBJP, a party wedded to neo-liberal polices. is hell bent upon opening medical colleges in the private sector because it intends to hand over running government hospitals to the private sector under the garb of green projects.â€
No minister or government official has tried to mediate and talk to the protesting citizens of Mandi demanding a government medical institution, he said.
The party has already decided to hand over 3 government hospitals to the private entrepreneurs who to open medical colleges in Mandi, Una and Hamirpur.
â€œIt is a precursor towards complete privatisation of the medical services in the state,â€ the Communist Party of India (Marxists) warned.