Wednesday, February 03, 2010

PNC :: Senator Aguon To Meet With Health Directors On Buildup Impact

PNC :: Senator Aguon To Meet With Health Directors On Buildup Impact

Sunday, 31 January 2010

Guam - Senator Frank Aguon, Jr. will meet directors and key staff of the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse

(DMHSA), Department of Department of Integrated Services for Individuals with Disabilities (DISID), Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS) and Guam Memorial Hospital Authority (GMHA) to discuss the impact of the military buildup on health care and services on Guam.

A roundtable discussion will be held on February 4, 2010 at 9 AM in the Public Hearing Room of Guam Legislature with the attendance of DMHSA Acting Director Elisabeth Cruz, DISID Director Rosanna Ada , DPHSS Director J. Peter Roberto and GMHA Administrator Peter John Camacho.

Senator Aguon, Chairman of the Committee on Economic Development Health and Human Services, and Judiciary along with members of the Committee want to discuss health issues and concerns of each health agency to be able to find measures and translate findings into reasonable plans to avoid negative impact of the military and further improve the Government of Guam health services.

“With the US military plans to redeploy thousands of Marines and their families we need to be prepared and make sure that our current health care resources will not diminish and our health care services will not suffer due to the increase of the Guam population,” Senator Aguon said.

“We are all aware that we are currently facing so many challenges in improving health care services. The current situations on our present health care system and the question whether we are ready to embrace additional consumers are in urgent need to be addressed and answered. I am hoping that through this meeting we can identify measurable solutions and plans to this bigger challenge,” the Senator added.

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