Chipatala cha Springfield

Ndalama za federal zimathandizira kuchepetsa mavuto azachipatala kumadera akumidzi koma zovuta zidakalipo

Chipatala cha Springfield
Chipatala cha Springfield mu June 2019. Chithunzi chafayilo ndi Mike Dougherty/VTDigger

SPRINGFIELD – Atsogoleri a zaumoyo ku Vermont ndi otsogolera ochokera m’mabungwe anayi a zaumoyo anasonkhana Lachinayi kuti akambirane za chisamaliro chakumidzi ndikukondwerera kulandira $ 2.72 miliyoni mu ndalama za federal.

Ngakhale kuti ndalamazo ndi mzimu wa mgwirizano unapangitsa oyankhula kukhala ndi chiyembekezo, aliyense anali kuvomereza: chisamaliro chaumoyo chakumidzi chili m’mavuto.

“Ntchito yathu yazaumoyo ndi yofooka, komanso yopsinjika kwambiri,” atero a Sarah Waring, mkulu wa USDA wa chitukuko chakumidzi ku Vermont ndi New Hampshire. “Tachoka pachiwopsezo chadzidzidzi panthawi ya mliriwu kupita pachiwopsezo chomveka bwino komanso chokhalitsa, makamaka pankhani ya ogwira nawo ntchito komanso bizinesi yathu.”

Pakutha kwa mphepo, $ 1 miliyoni ipita ku Chipatala cha Springfield kuti achepetse kuwonongeka kwa mliri ndikukweza zomangamanga; $ 1 miliyoni kuti athandizire kukulitsa kwa Little Rivers Healthcare Clinic ku Wales River; $ 637,000 idzaperekedwa kuti ikweze zida ku Brattleboro Memorial Hospital; $88,000 ithandiza kuthandizira kukonza khitchini ndi kusungirako chakudya ku Upper Valley Haven modyera chakudya.

Ndalamazo zimachokera ku Dipatimenti ya Zaulimi ku US ya Emergency Rural Healthcare Grant Program. Ponseponse, ndalamazo zipereka ndalama zokwana $475 miliyoni mdziko lonse kudzera mu US Bailout Act, $74 miliyoni yomwe idalengezedwa mu Ogasiti.

Zipatala za Vermont zadalira thandizo la boma kuti zisamayende bwino panthawi ya mliriwu, koma zikuvutikirabe pazachuma, kuchepa kwa ogwira ntchito komanso kukwera kwamitengo komwe kumatsatira.

Yunivesite ya Vermont Medical Center ndi Rutland Regional Medical Center – zipatala ziwiri zazikulu za boma – onse adapempha kuti achuluke kwambiri bajeti yawo yapachaka, ndi 10% ndi 16%, motero, chaka chamawa. Kuwonjezeka kwa bajeti kunavomerezedwa, koma Green Mountain Care Board inadula ndalama zomwe zingalole kuti University of Vermont Medical Center iwonjezere ndalama zake kwa inshuwaransi zamalonda.

Sali okha. Chipatala cha Springfield, chomwe chinali m’mavuto azachuma mliriwu usanachitike, adapempha kuti chiwonjezeko cha 7.5%, kutchula, mwa zina, kuchuluka kwa ndalama zoyendera kwa ogwira ntchito.

Pachiwonetsero cha Ogasiti ku Green Mountain Care Board, Chipatala cha Springfield chidati chidawononga ndalama zochulukirapo kuposa zomwe zidachita paulendo wa ogwira ntchito mu 2022 poyerekeza ndi chaka chatha, zomwe zidakwana $ 4 miliyoni chaka chino.

Monga gawo la pempho la bajeti lomwe likukulirakulira, chipatalachi chakonza kuti chiwonjezeko cha 39% pakugwiritsa ntchito anthu olemba ntchito komanso kutsatsa. Pamlandu wa Lachinayi, Mkulu wa Chipatala cha Springfield, Robert Adcock, adati chipatalachi chagwiritsa ntchito ndalama zotsatsa kuti alembe anthu odzipereka ndikupanga mapulogalamu olimbikitsa kusunga antchito, zomwe zidzachepetsa kudalira ogwira ntchito oyendayenda.

Olankhula adazindikira magawo atatu omaliza avuto lomwe adakumana nalo panthawi ya mliri: Covid-19 yokha, zovuta zamaganizidwe zomwe zimayenderana nazo ndipo, pambuyo pake, mavuto azachuma. A Christopher Dougherty, wamkulu wa Chipatala cha Brattleboro Memorial, adawunikira “ndalama zomwe zawonongeka” zomwe zikukhudzana ndi mliriwu zomwe zikuwonjezedwa ku bajeti zachipatala. Anatinso zinthu monga kuwunika zaumoyo pakhomo, zida zowonjezera zodzitetezera komanso kuyezetsa Covid zonse ndi ndalama zatsopano zomwe ziyenera kuchitika.

Adcock adauza omwe adapezekapo kuti adaneneratu zachinayi, zomwe zichitike “tikawona zotsatira zanthawi yayitali zamavuto azachipatala osayankhidwa” okhudzana ndi kuchedwa kapena kusapezeka pa nthawi ya mliri.

Komabe, vuto lachinayi litha kuchepetsedwa ndi ndalama za federal izi, malinga ndi Andrew Barter, CEO wa Little Rivers Health Care.

“Zimatithandiza kukhala ndi zida zoperekera chithandizochi,” adatero. “Anali mankhwala oyamba oletsa ma virus omwe tidapereka m’galaja ya mbali zitatu. Izi ndikupereka ndalama zolipirira zipinda zodzipatula.”

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