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Renovation of GMH maternity ward generates public support

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 by Ken Quintanilla

Guam - Introduced just two weeks ago, a public hearing was held this afternoon on Bill 393 that would allow for the borrowing of money to renovate the Guam Memorial Hospital's Labor and Delivery Ward. The bill specifically secures a line of credit of up to $4 million for the renovation.

Dr. Thomas Shieh says the bill is overdue as the project encompasses three phases, explaining, "Phase Two for Labor and Delivery is going to cost $4 million dollars, and that's just Labor and Delivery alone; the plan for Phase Three is to encompass Postpartum and Nursery entirely it's going to add another $7 million for the project, so the entire Labor and Delivery Postpartum Unit and Nursery at the NICU the entire project is $12 million."

Fellow OB/GYN Dr. Jonathan Siddel from the Guam Memorial Hospital says they would be grateful for "any mercy and any help" by the Legislature to begin with the renovation.

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