Friday, April 1, 2011
SNP Health Minister Nicola Sturgeon hails prescription charges axe, she abolishes tax on the sick, a bitter pill for Labour’s Jackie Baillie
They say that there are a lot of things you can buy with money but good health isn’t one of them.
Scotland 2011, SNP Government has delivered.
People living in Scotland can now enjoy a new era of health care free at the point of need.
Which is what the founding principles of the NHS were based and what Labour abandoned in favour of privatisation.
Prescription charges have been abolished today.
And this is no April fool joke, it’s the real deal.
SNP deputy leader Nicola Sturgeon, the Glasgow Southside candidate said that the abolition of prescription charges "shows what an SNP Government working for Scotland can do".
On a visit to a Glasgow pharmacy, she said:
"Today, Scotland gets fairer. As a result of electing an SNP government four years ago prescription charges have been abolished and we can herald in a new era of health care free at the point of need. The SNP are the only party with a record of commitment to no prescription charges”.
"Under Labour, prescriptions cost nearly £7, under the Tories and Lib Dems in England they are £7.40”.
On top of that a living wage has also been introduced for NHS employees.
And more, injured veterans now qualify for the free bus pass service, Ms Sturgeon said.
"Today also sees the introduction of a living wage of £7.15 to the NHS making the health service fairer, the extension of concessionary travel to injured veterans and the fourth year of a council-tax freeze making life in Scotland fairer for all and saving over £300 for the average family. The SNP's commitment to fairness extends across life in Scotland."
We have the best Health Minister ever in the shape of Nicola Sturgeon.
Scottish people value stability, competence and innovation, come May 5th, we have to save our health service.
That means we have to ensure that Nicola Sturgeon is returned in the Glasgow Southside seat with a massive majority.
Nicola Sturgeon has stood up for Glasgow, £842 million brand new state of the art hospital at the Southern General, 365 days a year, 24/7 serving 110,000 people a year.
Now, it is time that Glasgow stood up for her.
In Glasgow Southside, Vote Nicola Sturgeon, Vote SNP!
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University