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India: Disabled people on hunger strike over health centre closure

Posted 16/12-09 at 18.00

40 disabled people went on a hunger strike at Barasat, West Bengal, demanding the reopening of a health centre that has been closed by the district authorities.

"We have been demanding an upgrade of the health service infrastructure for years. But the district administration, instead of paying heed to us, have shut the only health centre for disabled people in this district," said Mamoni Das, one of those fasting.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/kolkata-/Disabled-group-goes-on-fast/articleshow/5324764.cms

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