Zubiri pushes for creation of Bacolod City General Hospital

first_imgLeonardia, in a phone call with the senator on July 2, also appealed to Zubiri to work on the maximum participation of the national government in the establishment of the hospital, along with its maintenance and operation. The mayor also thanked Zubiri for filling the measure. His Senate Bill (SB) 1647, which was received by the Senate’s Office of the Secretary on July 1, is the counterpart of House Bill 6731 authored by Bacolod City Lone District Representative Greg Gasataya and passed on third and final reading on June 3. In the explanatory note, Zubiri said the hospital is “envisioned to provide health care to the people of the Lone District of Bacolod.” Senate Majority Leader Juan Miguel Zubiri has filed a bill seeking for the creation of another tertiary government hospital in Bacolod City. He said the hospital is “envisioned to provide health care to the people of the Lone District of Bacolod.” PNA Section 2 of SB 1647 stated that the city government shall provide funding for the establishment, operation, and maintenance of the BCGH. “Thus, this measure will address the overcrowding in the said health facility and will provide the people of Bacolod City a better quality of health care services,” he added. “We would prefer the national government to fund much of this project because it would be burdensome for the local government. We would like to lessen the expenses of the city,” the mayor said in a statement. Gatasaya expressed his gratitude to Zubiri and Bacolod City Mayor Evelio Leonardia on July 2 for backing his efforts to give more quality and accessible health care services to Bacolodnons. MANILA – The creation of the Bacolod City General Hospital is being pushed by Senate Majority Leader Juan Miguel Zubiri. “The whole province of Negros Occidental shares only one tertiary government hospital. This is unthinkable given how Bacolod City alone has a population of over half a million people,” Zubiri said. He noted that the Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital (CLMMRH) is currently the lone tertiary government hospital attending to the whole of Negros Occidental.However, with only 400-bed capacity that serves a daily average of 724 patients, the CLMMRH needs to decongest its load in order to attend the needs of its growing number of patients. In response, Zubiri assured the mayor that he would amend the bill and allocate a budget for it next year. Bacolod is the most populous city in Western Visayas. “The people of Bacolod have a right to proper health care services. I’m with them on that. I am committed not only to pushing for the passage of this bill but also to making the necessary budget allocations once it’s passed the legislative gauntlet,” Zubiri said. (With a report from PNA/PN)last_img read more

“FC Sarajevo“ stayed at the Top of the Table with the New Victory

first_imgSix matches of the 26th round of the Football Premier League BiH were played yesterday. In the derby match at Kosevo Stadium, Sarajevo won against Zrinjski and stayed at the top of the table, and Zeljeznicar achieved an important away victory against Velez, and styed one point behind its eternal rival.Footballers of Sarajevo defeated the team of Zrinjski at Kosevo with a result of 1:0. Leon Benko scored the only goal in the 80th minute of the match, which led to the eruption at the well filled stands of Kosevo stadium. With this victory, Sarajevo kept the leading position at the Premier League table with 56 points.With the victory in Vrapcici against Velez, Zeljeznicar stayed one point behind the leading Sarajevo. “Blues“ defeated Velez with the result of 3:0 with the goals of Bajic, Nuspahic and Beganovic.Celik was better than Siroki Brijeg in Zenica, and with this defeat, Siroki Brijeg significantly moved away from the title this season. Celik celebrated with the result of 5:3. Popovic, Bajraktarevic, Dedic and Karic two times scored for Celik, while Kresinger, Menalo and Peko scored for guests.(Source: faktor.ba)last_img read more

Thurston County Board of Commissioners Letter to the Community

first_imgFacebook6Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Thurston County Board of CommissionersJune 12, 2020Like many people around the world, we are shocked and horrified by the senseless death of George Floyd while in police custody. We join in mourning and send our deep and heartfelt condolences to those who are left to mourn his loss for a lifetime. This tragedy has brought to the surface systemic inequalities existing in our society, specifically among people of color, from which we cannot walk away. To be comfortably numb to these issues is completely unacceptable. Now is the time for us to unite and work together to create a more equitable and just community. We all bear this responsibility.We know we are not immune to inequality, racial or otherwise, in Thurston County. If any good will come out of this moment, it is an opportunity for us to reflect on our ideals as a people, listen to one another, and forge a new path forward for ourselves and future generations.As your Board of County Commissioners, we commit to working with our employees and other elected leaders to develop local policies building up support systems to foster understanding and inclusion. Over the coming months, we will explore how we, as a legislative body, can institutionalize equality across our county government. Some concepts we are exploring include:Conducting a comprehensive re-assessment of our organizational mindset, policies, and procedures.Re-establishing a council on equality and human rights comprised of a cross section of individuals from diverse backgrounds in our community.Supporting increased training opportunities for our law enforcement personnel.We expect so much from our law enforcement. We ask them to be mental health experts, substance abuse experts, and a myriad of other professions – all while continuing to protect and serve our community. They also need our support.Together, we can rise to this moment. The improvements we make will be felt throughout our community. There are policy changes we will advocate for at the state and federal level. We are committed to the vision of a Thurston County ensuring the health, safety, and wellbeing of everyone.Sincerely,John Hutchings, ChairTye Menser, Vice-ChairGary Edwards, Commissionerlast_img read more