President Louis Abinader met yesterday with a committee of the Dominican Medical College (CMD)from the Association of Nurses and community members of the Colonial City who were informed of the possible reopening of the remodeled Father Billini Hospital on August 4.
In the meeting that took place on the third level of the National Palace for an hour, several issues were discussed that were raised by the president of the CMD, Senen Cabacommunity members of the Colonial City and leaders of the nurses.
“The delivery of the hospital was agreed at the beginning of August; We talked about volunteering, because we had some discomfort, because the community was not taken into account and, we understand, the people who make it up are not representative, neither of society, at the level of poor people, nor of the community.
We made some observations that were accepted,” he said. Ruth Gesualdoof the Colonial City Neighborhood Union.
It is expected that today the CMD will offer the details of the issues discussed in the meeting with the president.
Gesualdo explained that President Abinader was also asked to keep the Padre Billini hospital public and open to low-income patients; They also raised about the staff that worked there when it was closed for remodeling in 2018, the hiring of more doctors, health and administrative staff, among others.
He added that President Abinader welcomed the suggestions of the participants in the meeting and even asked the CMD to collaborate on the issue of patronage.
“We told him that we don’t want patronage, because we are not clear about his functions and we told him that we wanted the hospital to remain public, for the people,” Gesulago said.
Together with Caba and Gesualdo, he was Francisca Peguero, from the Nurses Association; the minister Carlos Bonilla and the director of Senasa, Mario Lamas.