We want total self-determination of all health services through
an incorporated Community-Staff Governing Board for the Hospital.
(Staff is anyone and everyone working at the hospital.)
We want immediate replacement of all government administrators
by community and staff appointed people whose practice has demonstrated
their commitment to serve our poor community.
We demand an immediate end to construction of the new emergency
room until the Hospital Community-Staff Governing Board inspects
and approves them or authorizes new plans.
We want employment for our people. All jobs must be filled by
community residents first, using on-the-job training and other
educational opportunities as basis for service and promotion.
We want free publicly supported health care for treatment and
prevention. We want an end to all fees.
We want total decentralization--block health officers responsible
to the community-staff board should be instituted.
We want "door-to-door" preventive
health services emphasizing environment and
sanitation control, nutrition, drug addiction,
maternal and child care, and senior citizen services.
We want education programs for all the people to expose health
problems --sanitation, rats, poor housing, malnutrition, police
brutality, pollution, and other forms of oppression.
We want total control by the community-staff governing board
of the budget allocations, medical policy along the above points,
hiring, firing, and salaries of employees, construction and
health code enforcement.
Any community, union, or workers organization must support all
the points of this program and work and fight for that or be
shown as what they are--enemies of poor people.