Navajo Council Resources and Development Committee back in session and now they are listening to report from Navajo Nation Division of Health about transitioning to Department of Health, which is a step up from being a division. One of the reasons for the transition is a public call for more accountability of hospitals on the Navajo Reservation.
According to RDC member Delegate Leonard Tsosie, some of the hospital chief executive officers are making “hefty” salaries at the cost of patient care.
RDC member George Apachito is concerned about reservation health clinics.
RDC VOTING ON ACCEPTING DOH REPORT, 2:34 PM
5 IN FAVOR, 0 OPPOSED
RDC NOW GOING TO REPORT ON LOWER ANTELOPE POINT. RDC CHAIRPERSON KATHERINE BENALLY CALLING FOR PRESENTORS BUT SHE NOTES THAT THE ISSUE IS IN COURT, OR PEACEMAKING COURT.
DUANE TSINIJINNIE SPEAKING ON BEHALF OF YOUNG FAMILY
The issue we are talking about is not in court or mediation. Navajo Nation Park & Recreation Department threatening to take away family business.
Navajo Parks and Recreation not in chambers and so RDC moves to Legislation 0104-14, which is the rescinding of RDC legislation that created Subcommittee on Uranium.