GRASSROOTS and welfare organisations used the last day of public consultation on the Government's proposals on hospital funding to condemn any move to increase medical fees. As Tsuen Wan residents protested against the consultation document Towards Better Health outside the Legislative Council yesterday, a survey was released which showed overwhelming dislike of the proposals among public hospital patients and their relatives. And the Hong Kong Christian Service warned that old people and the poor would suffer if fees rose faster than inflation. One consultation paper option proposes reducing the level of government subsidy of hospital beds from the current 98 per cent to 95 per cent. The cost of an acute hospital bed would rise from $43 to $105 per day. Another option suggests introducing itemised charges and a $100 hospital admission charge. Other options include a streamlined fee-waiver system for groups like the elderly and chronically ill and semi-private beds. Tsuen Wan residents demanded there be no increase in fees for outpatient consultations, hospital beds or services such as X-rays. ''We have collected 4,085 signatures in Tsuen Wan objecting to the medical fees,'' Tsuen Wan District Board elected member Sumly Chan Yuen-sum said. ''Even a one per cent decrease in government funding would mean people facing a large increase in fees when they receive medical attention and they would have no choice because private hospitals will increase their fees as well.'' The Public Affairs Critique and Reform Association said its survey in September of 5,281 people attending four public hospitals found 99 per cent of people earning $46,000 a year or less were opposed to paying a proportion of medical costs. About 98 per cent of those earning $46,000-$92,000 a year also rejected the idea, as did 80 per cent of those earning more than $92,000 per year. Between 98 per cent and 86 per cent of the three income groups rejected the proposal to introduce itemised charges. Between 82 per cent and 97 per cent of the three income groups supported the idea of semi-private beds.