After a long and meticulous negotiation, both the City Government and the Negros Oriental Hospital and Health Services Cooperative have mutually agreed to rescind the tripartite Memorandum of Agreement entered into by the said parties along with the Dumaguete Cathedral Credit Cooperative to construct the first two-storey building under the Public Private Build Operate Transfer project.
The signing of the deed of rescission between Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo and Dr. Oscar Martinez, Chairman of the Board of Directors of NOHHSCO restores to the city government possession and use of the portion of lot including the unfinished building constructed by the cooperative inside the city hall compound.
On the other hand, the P 1 million loan of NOHHSCO with DCCCO will remain valid and shall be paid in the next five years taking into account the two-year moratorium in the payment of principal and interest.
In return for giving up its usufructuary right over the lot and the first two floors of the project, the “city government shall see to it that NOHHSCO will be properly settled in the new and fully functional and operational building which will be constructed and situated preferably inside the farmstead compound in Barangay Talay.”
Additionally, the city government shall reimburse NOHHSCO of its actual and receipted investment in the construction of the unfinished building by way of advance rental payments to the soon to be constructed satellite Puericulture Center in Talay that will allow NOHHSCO to expand its services and make them available to the catchment area of uptown Dumaguete City, the Municipality of Valencia and its environs.
The city government commits to build a “mini-hospital” in Talay that will serve the residents in the neighboring barangays and nearby municipality of Valencia. With this commitment, NOHHSCO will be able to offer services such as drug test, pap smear, ECG, X-ray, dental, medical certificate, blood chemistry, serology and CBC platelet count, among other services.