The Department of the Interior’s Office of Insular Affairs has pledged to provide Guam with resources to fund the structural assessment of the aging Guam Memorial Hospital (GMH) facility.
According to Adelup, the commitment was given by OIA director Nikolao Pula who is on Guam with U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Robert Wilkie on a listening tour of the island and the region.
Pula committed to provide grant funding to Guam for the purpose of inspecting the structural integrity of the more than 60-year-old civilian hospital to be conducted by the Army Corps of Engineers.
Acting Governor Joshua Tenorio said once an assessment is made on the viability of the GMH facility, the administration can move forward with the modernization of the island’s only public hospital.
An evaluation by the Army Corps of Engineers will allow policymakers to determine whether the hospital should be rebuilt or if improvements should be made to the existing facility.