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Casas lauded for CCMC improvements

CEBU City Councilor Raymond Alvin Garcia lauded Atty. Floro Casas Jr., the city administrator, for the great improvement in the construction of the Cebu City Medical Center (CCMC).

Garcia said that he is proud to say that CCMC was started in 2014 during the time of then Mayor Michael Rama. However, the project was stagnant when then Mayor Tomas Osmeña replaced Rama.

He said that it is sad to note that a politician like Osmeña will not finish the project (CCMC) of his opponent (Rama). As a result, Cebu City residents suffered.

“Bisag unsa ka-noble sa project, wa gyuy nahitabo panahon ni Osmeña. Mayor Edgar Labella quickly decided to open the first three floors to accommodate the outpatients, imaging department, and all other facilities needed for outpatients,” Garcia said.

Hopefully, Garcia said that towards the end of the year, during the times for the next election, we are hoping that the project will be completed. If not all floors will be operational by the end of the year, at least all personnel and equipment can go back to the new CCMC building.

Garcia attributed the early operation of the first three floors of CCMC to Casas. “Gitutukan gyud ni ni Atty. Casas because this is one of the promises of Mayor Labella to finish the CCMC building construction to serve the people,” Garcia said.

He said that if the members of the media will go there, they will find that the first three floors which are now operational are servicing several patients every day.

“The patients, rich and poor, can now enjoy the new hospital facilities, which are comfortable, spacious and clean. If all the10 floors of CCMC will be completed and operational, you can see that this is a world-class hospital,” Garcia said.

He said that the Cebu City Government has spent so much to realize the new CCMC building.

"We allocated P100 million for finishing of the first three floors, and we allocated another P500 million to construct the seven, eight, nine and tenth floors. Then we will soon allocate another amount for the finishing touches of the upper floors,” Garcia. ELIAS O. BAQUERO