GCGMH under Dr. Mutya
re-opens veterans' ward
TAGBILARAN CITY, November 11 (PIA)--Boholano veterans will finally have a service catered to their needs courtesy of the commitment of hospital medical staff, backed by Bohol's top government hospital chief.
At the re-opening of the Gov. Celestino Gallares Memorial Hospital in Tagbilaran City. Dr. Mutya Kismet Tirol-Macuno, welcomed the veterans to the new wing and called on them to avail of the services.
"If you need help, you are welcome with the same promise and commitment the hospital espouses as the leading medical institution with its own brand of service in the region," Dr. Macuno dared.
Qualified to benefit from the services are those who fought during World War 2, all soldiers and their surviving spouses, GCGMH sources said.
GCGMH project engineer John Melchor Namoc said a memorandum of agreement among the Provincial Government, the hospital and Philippine Veterans Hospital (PVH), opened the veterans wing in Nov of 2003.
The set up was for the PVH to regionalize their operations and hand out veterans care services, he remarked.
But without the provision for special medical staff to man the services, hospital officials then accordingly decided to just open the hospital wing to other purposes temporarily stopping special veterans service, relayed event guest speaker and veteran's survivor Marcoseta Jabaybay.
According to the surviving wife of a veteran, the project was a brainchild of then Governor Erico Aumentado, the man she referred to as the one with the heart for the veterans who were forgotten.
In this happy day, Jabaybay was saddened because veterans did not live to witness the happy occasion.
Philippine Veterans Affairs Office (PVAO) was supposed to put up the personnel and their salaries, Jabaybay continued.
When Dr Macuno came to assume as hospital administrator, she lost no time to have the wing re-opened.
Now reopened after PVAO co funded with Bohol the P600K refurbishing now opens the two rooms 6 bed male and female wards in 66.38 square meters of space, according to Engr. Namoc.
A blessing of the new ambulance also ensued after the short program to mark the reopening, which Fr. Rey Omamalin presided.
Present during the event were Congress man Aristotle Aumentado, Isabelito Tongco for Gov. Edgar Chatto, Rene Espinosa for Cong Art Yap, Atty. Salvador Diputado for VGov. Dionisio Balite, Valentino Gamutin for Mayor John Geesnell Yap and hospital doctors, nurses and employees. (ra/PIA-7/Bohol)
Reopened now, the GCGMH Veterans wing is ready to serve war veterans, soldiers and their spouses as Dr. Mutya Macuno sourced out P600K to get the 3 beds two rooms ward. The wing is operated in convergence strategy. (rac/PIA-7/Bohol)