August 14, 2021 | BGH, Isabela City, Basilan – No less than Senator Christopher “Bong” Go came to Isabela City, Basilan to lead the ceremonial ribbon-cutting which inaugurated the new Basilan General Hospital building. The BGH is currently a Level 1 Hospital with 125 beds capacity, 15 beds of which are reserved for COVID19 patients.
Flanked by Medical Center Chief I Dr Sitti Nurussamsi Amilhasan and Basilan Governor Jim Hataman-Salliman, DOH 9 Regional Director Dr Joshua G Brillantes, Vice Governor Yusop T Alano, League of Mayors President Hanie A Bud, Senator Bong Go likewise launched the 135th Malasakit Center located inside the BGH premises, BCR National Highway, Binuangan, this city.
Senator Go noted in his speech that the conversion of the Basilan General Hospital into a secondary- or tertiary-level Basilan Medical Center would be among the priority measures he will be sponsoring in the Senate as soon as he gets back, adding that this was among the promises made by President Rodrigo Duterte himself when he last visited Basilan on February 2019.
Senator Go then proceeded to meet with Deputy Speaker Mujiv S. Hataman before shuttling back to Manila.