OkSi Rep. Sato’s bill upgrading San Jose District Hospital secures House 2nd reading approval


Occidental Mindoro Rep. Josephine Ramirez-Sato said that her bill seeking to upgrade and improve the San Jose District Hospital is now one step closer in becoming a law.

The lawmaker’s office said that her pet bill has recently obtained the second reading approval of a House.

“Pumasa na noong isang araw sa 2nd Reading sa Kongreso ang panukalang batas ni Cong. Nene na HB 8758 na naglalayong isaayos at i-convert ang San Jose District Hospital (SJDH) para maging Southern Occidental Mindoro General Hospital (SOMGH),” Sato’s office said.

Among the benefits of the said bill include the increasing of its bed capacity from 50 to 200 as well as the upgrade on its equipment and facilities.

The proposed law also seeks to employ more doctors, nurses and support personnel.

“Magkakaroon ng tiyak at sapat na taunang pondo para sa lahat ng ito,” Sato’s office said.

“Maraming salamat po kay Speaker Lord Allan Jay Velasco, Cong. Helen Tan, Chairperson ng Committee on health at sa lahat ng mga co-authors ng panukalang batas na ito,” it added.