Human rights defenders call to sign the petition for the construction of a new polyclinic in Salihorsk
The Salihorsk human rights defenders
have joined the campaign to protect the right to accessible medical
Bear in mind that last weak democratic activists started an informational campaign for the construction of a new polyclinic in Salihorsk. The local human rights defenders have started collecting signatures under an appropriate petition at the website change.org.
“We pay more attention to civil and social rights in our activities, but decided not to stay aside from an issue connected with social rights this time,” says a representative of the Belarusian Helsinki Committee Leanid Markhotka. “In fact, due to the absence of one more polyclinic the right of Salihorsk dwellers to medical assistance is violated. The long nighttime queues for getting an appointment with a medic seem to be a real torture for many ill and often elderly people.”
Another BHC member, Aliaksei Valabuyeu, speaks about the chosen means of struggle for the rights of the Salihorsk dwellers: “The world moves forward, and we must keep up with it. This form of influence on the authorities seems quite effective to us. The demand of each signer of the petition will be automatically forwarded to the e-mail accounts of the officials who are responsible for the solution of the issues. The petition can be signed during the next two months. All this time the authorities will receive reminders about the necessity to secure the right of Salihorskers to health care by construction of a new polyclinic.”
The human rights defenders intend to file to the Salihorsk City Executive Committee, the Ministry of Health Care and the Chamber of Representatives 250 signatures. The petition is open to signing by anyone and is accessible as Petition in support of the construction of a new polyclinic in Salihorsk.