Mayor welcomes new hospital in Zambo City PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 12 January 2015 11:35

Mayor Beng Climaco on Saturday graced the groundbreaking ceremonies for a new hospital that will rise in Canelar Street, another proof of the city’s growing investments and constantly improving health care facilities.

“We welcome you to Zamboanga,” Mayor Beng Climaco told the officers of the Board of Metro Zamboanga Hospital and Medical Center, as she joined District I Cong. Celso Lobregat in gracing the groundbreaking rites.

She praised the doctors and other incorporators of the new hospital for honing their skills in medical schools outside the city and coming back to Zamboanga City to serve their people.

“I know your dreams and aspirations and I hope that this will be realized with equipping the hospital and giving a legacy for all our patients. On behalf of the City Government, may God bless and enlarge your territory and find success in healing people,” she continued.

For his part, Cong. Lobregat cited the medical facilities existing and rising in Zamboanga City, which he stressed are equal to those in the major cities like Metro Manila.

The proposed new hospital is owned by a number of doctors and investors with Dr. Ningh Singh as the chairman, Dr. Anthony Chan as the president of the board and Dr. Justin Paber as Secretary of the Board.

Dr. Chan said the incidents particularly the 2013 siege did not dampen the incorporators’ desire in opening up the new hospital putting in mind that if there are new hospitals and new investments in the city, people will not leave the city.

“Anywhere you go tiene gayot cosa ta pasa,” Chan said referring to problems in peace and security. “Mas malo pa gane na Manila.”  — Sheila Covarrubias