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Build new Gallup Indian Hospital on Navajo land
April 17, 2014 Professional Journal

HERE AT NAABIK’IYATI COMMITTEE.

LEGISLATION 0082-13: supporting funding of construction of new Gallup Indian Medical Center by the US Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Services.

SPONSOR, DELEGATE EDMUND YAZZIE
I know this has been ongoing for several years and Indian Health Services has board and we decided that instead of just talking. We heard presentations from Prez, Legislative, Indian Health Board and that’s it. This legislation is for our voices to be stronger in Washington, D.C.

Some of our patients don’t live in urban areas and it’s proposed that this new hospital have a trauma center.

And once this is passed, i recommend that there be report back from Health, Education and Human Services Committee on 0082-13.

DELEGATE ELMER BEGAY
we are talking about hospitals for navajo people. and dilkon’s health facility is on priority listing so how wud this impact priority listing. are you trying to move Gallup Indian Medical Center ahead of others. if so then i don’t support. these priority listing have existed for years.

DELEGATES DUANE TSINIGINE AND DANNY SIMPSON ARRIVE TO NAABI MEETING.

DELEGATE NELSON BEGAYE
i support and he’s asking for strong support but language says “support” and that is not strong enough. we also need more info on impact to priority list.

SPEAKER PRO TEMP BATES
The Naabi Committee has final authority on this legislation. it does not go to council.

DELEGATE JONATHAN HALE
This wud not impact Dilkon. this is request/tool for funding in Washington, D.C. and this is for “in-patient” priority listing. the other out-patient priority listing which includes dilkon and pueblo pintado. so not jumping all over the place. i’m also getting priority listing from US Health Department and we can attach that to this legislation.

DELELGATE RUSSELL BEGAYE
ask to insert wording that facility be constructed on Indian land instead of Gallup.

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