BY GERRY LEE GORIT
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – The members of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Misamis Oriental is now ready to draft a legislation that would support the proposal of Misamis Oriental 1st District Rep. Christian Unabia to convert the provincial hospital in Gingoog City into a regional hospital.
“This is going to be huge project,” said Board Member Gerardo Sabal III of the proposal.
He said Unabia was the one who conceptualized the project adding that it is already on the second reading at the Lower House.
“When we were informed by Cong. Unabia about it, we get to work right away,” Sabal said.
He said the provincial board will pass an ordinance that would endorse the turn over of the Misamis Oriental Provincial Hospital in Gingoog into a regional hospital.
Sabal said the ordinance is expected to be drafted and passed soon so it could then
“If it will be converted into a regional hospital, that would mean more infrastructure, more equipment, and more personnel that will serve the entire region. It will also mean it will generate more jobs for our doctors, nurses, midwives, laboratory technicians, wardmen needed for the regional hospital,” Sabal said.
A regional hospital, he said, would have a higher level and that would also mean it could cater to more people, especially those living in Gingoog and nearby towns located on the eastern part of the province.
He added that once the regional hospital is realized, patients will no longer have to travel to Cagayan de Oro to avail of medical services.
“If this will push through next year, it would be a cause of pride and joy for the people of Misamis Oriental, particularly residents of Gingoog and neighboring municipalities,” Sabal said.