Milestone agreement: Dominicans in NYC to get free care at major hospital
Santo Domingo.- Dominicans living in New York will get free medical care at Montefiore Hospital, with which president Danilo Medina fulfills the campaign promise to the community during last year’s election, medical center vice president Phillip O. Ozuah announced Thursday.
In a National Palace press conference after visiting Medina, Ozuah stressed there’re no restriction on the attention and will be available regardless of the Dominicans’ legal status in the U.S.
From Dominican Consulate
Accompanied by Dominican doctor and Cardiology Div. director Mario J. Garcia, Montefiore’s executive said to access the hospital’s services, the applicant need only go to Dominican Consulate in NYC, where a doctor will attend them, who in turn will refer the patient to the health center.
Ozuah noted that in emergency cases the hospital’s tradition and principles is to treat all patients who come and are served ever if they have no documents. “We’ve reached this agreement with President Danilo Medina. We’re pleased to announce an agreement with the Dominican government to be the health care center for all Dominicans living in New York.”
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