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Orange County Medical Society Urges Congressional Leaders to Take Immediate Action on Zika Funding

Friday, September 9, 2016   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Diane Berg
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ORLANDO – The Orange County Medical Society, Inc. (OCMS) Board of Directors is calling on Congress to end the debate and take appropriate action on Zika Funding.   Elected officials need to take immediate action to provide the resources for our community and nation to prepare.

The OCMS Board of Directors is receiving routine updates on community preparedness and preparation from Kevin Sherin MD, FAAFP, FACPM, Health Officer and Director, FL Department of Health in Orange County.  At the conclusion of the most recent briefing the Board of Directors voted unanimously to urge Congressional Leaders to find a solution to end the stalemate over this critical legislation. 

“The stakes for our patients and our community are significant.   As caregivers, we felt compelled to make a public statement urging our leaders to act” stated OCMS President, Clifford Selsky, M.D.  “While there are many unknowns with Zika virus, the one certainty is that we can be better prepared to address the challenge if Congress delivers the necessary resources requested by the health care and research professionals.”



About the Orange County Medical Society (OCMS)

The OCMS is a leader in Central Florida dedicated to promoting high quality medical care and the value of physician services through education, collaboration, clinical excellence, transparency, and the design of a fair and competitive healthcare marketplace. The OCMS was founded in 1908 and represents allopathic and osteopathic physicians, residents, and medical students throughout Orange County.



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Orange County Medical Society

1215 East Robinson Street, Orlando, FL 32801

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