Duterte signs law for conversion of Eversley Child Sanitarium into a general hospital

By: Doris C. Bongcac May 07,2019 - 07:32 PM

A copy of the transmittal letter by Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea to House Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. /Photo from the Facebook page of Rep. Jonas Cortes

CEBU CITY, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte has signed into law a bill for the creation of the Eversley Child Sanitarium Hospital in Barangay Jagobiao, Mandaue City into a general hospital.

Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea informed House Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo of the signing of Republic Act 11273 into law in a transmittal letter dated April 12, 2019.

A copy of Medialdea’s letter was received at Arroyo’s office at 11:31 a.m. today, May 7.

Rep. Jonas Cortes of the 6th district of Cebu said he is glad with the progress of the legislation which he authored.

Dako nakong garbo nga ang atong hinaguan sa Congresso nahimo na gayud nga usa ka balaod,” Cortes posted on his Facebook page tonight.

(I feel honored that something that I worked hard for in Congress was already signed into law.)

With its approval, the hospital will now be operated as a 200-bed capacity general hospital from only being a 50-bed capacity hospital.

The hospital will also be renamed to Eversley Child Sanitarium and General Hospital while funds will be allocated for its operation.

Mas daghan og serbisyo, mas dako og pundo, mas daghan og doctor ug nurse nga mo-atiman sa publiko, labi na sa mga Mandauehanon,” said Cortes’ post.

(The hospital will now be able to deliver more services, operate using a bigger allocation, and will have more doctors and nurses who will attend to the needs of the public especially the Mandauehanons.)

 

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