Magdeburg - The President of the State Parliament Detlef Gürth received around 100,000 signatures for the receipt of the Halle University Hospital today. She had collected the action alliance "" in the past few weeks. According to the alliance, more than 53,000 people had signed online for the receipt of the university hospital, the rest of the votes were collected on paper.
The chairman of the staff council of the university hospital in Halle, Hans-Ullrich Spannaus, saw this as clear sign: “We received more than 65,000 signatures from Halle. But not only the citizens of the city, but from all of Saxony-Anhalt are behind us. ”He hopes that the discussion about the preservation of the Halle location will not stay in the cabinet, but that the MPs will deal intensively with it.
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Gürth assured that the petition would be treated like any other. It will next be dealt with in the Committee on Petitions and in plenary. Gürth praised the commitment of the citizens: "This is probably the most successful citizens' initiative of the last 20 years."
The alliance had been collecting votes since April 25th. This action was preceded by debate about the existence of the two university hospitals in Magdeburg and Halle. A working paper of the state of Saxony-Anhalt had called this into question.