Another P200M more for Bacolod hospital

By Dolly Yasa

BACOLOD City – Senator Juan Miguel Zubiri said that he will look for another P200 million for the establishment of the Bacolod General Hospital.

“It is my priority,” Zubiri said in an online press conference Thursday.

Zubiri said the P200 million is not included in the P600 million allocated for the hospital under the law that creates the hospital.

He said he will source it out from his “senatorial insertions.”

“It is my commitment to the people of Bacolod,” Zubiri said.

Zubiri is the main author of the bill for the establishment of the Bacolod General Hospital in the Senate while Bacolod Representative Greg Gasataya authored the bill in the House.

The new hospital will address the congestion at the Doña Corazon Montelibano Regional Hospital which caters to both Bacolod and Negros Occidental residents.

Zubiri said the hospital is eyed to be completed in 2023.