Guam – After declaring a state of emergency for the Guam Memorial Hospital Governor Felix Camacho asked for funding from the Department of the Interior.
Today PNC caught up with Department of Interior Assistant Secretary Tony Babauta. He says that after the emergency at the hospital was declared and after Camacho asked for the funding they were able to divert money from compact impact funding that was to go elsewhere to instead go to the hospital. “Well it’s a million dollars for the governor to use to buy supplies medical supplies and other equipment that is needed for the hospital,” said Babauta adding, “It was money that was redirected for compact impact funding.”
Guam gets an annual allotment of compact impact funding from the Department of the Interior for the most part the governor is allowed to prioritize the spending of the compact impact money.