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Galena Park hosts Community Health Fair

Mayor Esmeralda Moya addresses the media along with Commissioner Barry Ponder and Riceland healthcare professionals about the Health Fair and the future new clinic. (Photo by Allan Jamail)

City to get new medical clinic

By Allan Jamail

Galena Park, TX – On Saturday, January 20, 2018 the City of Galena Park and Riceland Healthcare professionals had a Community Health Fair. Citizens got an example of the medical services which will be available for the community in the near future.

Doctors and nurses setup in the Shafaii Banquet Hall on Holland Avenue and provided free medical services and advice to the citizens. Family Medical Doctors, Allergist, Cardiologist, Podiatrist, and Pulmonologist gave examinations.

Mayor Moya said, “It’s all about the citizens. After more than 27 years of not having access to a health clinic in Galena Park, with the help of Riceland Healthcare, approximately 12,000 people from this city will receive high quality, low-cost care in a state of the art clinic. Recently, I had the opportunity to meet with some of Riceland’s physicians and realized their compassion and love for the well-being of the people. Citizens will now be able to have access to medical services without worrying about high costs.”

Commissioner Barry Ponder said, “Last week the city had a ground breaking ceremony at the former Galena Park Bank building on Clinton Drive where a new medical clinic will be located. The mayor anticipates the new clinic will open in the next few months to service citizens of Galena Park and the surrounding area.

“Today we had over 25 doctors of various specialties here to speak to citizens about their health concerns. The new clinic we are building is something the mayor has been working on tirelessly for the past 2 years. She realized the health issues citizens have were not being met. Riceland Health Clinic can provide low cost healthcare with specialist from ever field in medicine,” Ponder said.

Jorge Flores the city’s Economic Development Coordinator said, “Today’s health fair is an example of Mayor Moya’s leadership, direction and courage, the City of Galena Park will become the city of the future.”