1 May 2012

Fears CNMI hospital won't survive without government subsidy

10:26 am on 1 May 2012

A meeting of the Commonwealth Healthcare Corporation in the Northern Mariana Islands has revealed it needs a government subsidy of ten million US dollars a year for the next three years to survive.

The Corporation's Chief financial officer Alvaro Santos met with trustees and officials of the Marianas Public Land Trust last week and says without the cash injection he doesn't believe the hospital will survive.

He says the hospital has to downsize its services to make it more affordable and predicts some divisions in the hospital will be shut down.