Local Government Officials led by Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo, Dr. Socrates Villamor representing the Department of Health, City Health practitioner headed by Dr. Maria Sarah B. Talla, barangay officials, representatives of the Negros Oriental Hospital and Health Services Cooperative and other health advocates in breaking ground for the construction of a satellite hospital in City Farmstead, Barangay Talay, Monday.

Mayor Remollo said that the new health facility will cater to the medical needs of the underserved barangays namely Talay, Junob, Balugo, Candau-ay, Cantil-e and Bajumpandan as well as the residents in Valencia and Bacong.

Upon completion, Mayor Remollo said that doctors, nurses and midwives will be assigned in the new mini-hospital while the city government will invest in equipment and expansion of the facilities.

Mayor Remollo lauded the local officials and DOH for the initial grant of P 10.7 million for the new health facility.

Present during the ceremony are Vice-Mayor Franklin Esmeña Jr., Councilors Lilani Ramon, Karissa Tolentino-Maxino, City Administrator Ricardo Gonzales Jr., Assistant City Administrator Dr. Dinno T. Depositario and other department heads.

Additionally, Mayor Remollo will also work for the completion of the diversion road (which will traverse (Talay-Junob), construction of a fire substation, evacuation centers and police substation to bring basic social service closer to the barangays.