WATCH: MOA Signing Ceremony between the Province of Negros Occidental, City of Escalante, and the Municipality of Calatrava for the use, operation and management of V. Gustilo District Hospital and Calatrava Municipal Hospital.
Governor Bong Lacson, Vice Governor Jeffrey Ferrer signed a Memorandum of Agreement with Mayors Melecio Yap, Jr. of Escalante and Marilyn Era of Calatrava on the use, operation, and management of provincial government-run Vicente Gustilo District Hospital and Calatrava District Hospital.
The signing as held at the Negros Residences in Bacolod City, yesterday.
According to Gov. Lacson, series of consultations and meetings were conducted before the turn over of hospital management from the province to the LGUs, and both LGUs have signified their preparedness in handling the provincial government-run hospitals.
Gov. Lacson said he is confident that the LGUs are capable to manage the said hospitals and assured that the provincial government will be always be available to guide them.
Both mayors said that they accept the challenge and will be doing their best as they want to serve more people who needs medical assistance.
Also present in the signing were First District Board Members Araceli Somosa and Rommel Debulgado, and Provincial Administrator Atty. Rayfrando Diaz, among others.