A brand new ambulance was turned over by the provincial government of Negros Occidental to the Governor Valeriano M. Gatuslao Memorial District Hospital in Himamaylan City, recently.
Rep. Alejandro Mirasol (Neg. Occ., 5th District) and Board Members Alain Gatuslao and Renato Malabor spearheaded the turnover ceremony. Alain, grandnephew of the late Governor Valeriano Gatuslao, recalled how the district hospital had improved since its establishment in 1962 as a priority project of the late Rep. Agustin Gatuslao.
The younger Gatuslao lauded the efforts of senators Juan Ponce Enrile and Orlando Mercado, who contributed largely to the improvement of the hospital in the 1990s. He also praised the leadership of Dr. Glicerio Javellana as chief of hospital, the hardworking medical professionals, and the assistance of the provincial government, a press release from his office said.
The ambulance is part of the health program of Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr. under the Negros First development initiatives.
Meanwhile, Gatuslao and members of the Provincial Social Welfare Office also distributed food packs to over 300 flood-hit families in barangays Su-ay and Tooy in Himamaylan. More relief packs are being prepared for Binalbagan and Isabela, the press release added.*