Dr. Mathieu Eugene: The City Council’s Health Services Advocate

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Council Member Dr. Mathieu Eugene (Prospect-Lefferts, Ditmas Park; parts of Crown Heights, Flatbush, East Flatbush) , a long-time advocate for health, presented Kings County Hospital with a $4,912,000 from the City Council last week.

The check comes as Eugene, who holdsHe holds a medical degree from Universidad Del Norte Este in Mexico and was a member of the Aesclepius Medical Society, has long been an advocate for health and youth services in Brooklyn.

City Council Member Mathieu Eugene
City Council Member Mathieu Eugene

“All New Yorkers deserve quality care and I’m pleased to be your advocate for health,” said Eugene at the ceremony in which he presented the check. “It is our moral obligation to make sure that our men, women, children, and senior citizens receive the care they are entitled to, and I will continue to support important health initiatives.”

Eugene has previously allocated funding for a variety of health projects including giving Kings County Hospital a new Linear Accelerator (LINAC) last December. The state-of-the-art machine that provides radiation therapy for cancer patients by destroying cancerous cells while leaving healthy tissue intact.

He has also allocated funds to support SUNY Downstate Medical Center’s Advanced Biotechnology Incubator and recently celebrated its completion, which helps guarantee that Brooklyn will be a leader in the bio-tech industry.

In addition to allocating funds to help ensure quality care for New Yorkers, Eugene is working on legislation that will raise awareness about dangerous health ailments impacting residents.

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Council Member Eugene provided funding for King County’s new Linear Accelerator (LINAC), a state-of-the-art machine that provides radiation therapy for cancer patients by destroying cancerous cells while leaving healthy tissue intact.

In February, Eugene introduced Res 0978, which recognizes the first week of every February as Heart Disease Awareness Week in New York City, and is especially crucial because heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Eugene has also introduced Res 0162, which declares the first Tuesday in May as World Asthma Day in New York City, and Res 0254, which declares the fourth Wednesday in May as Stroke Awareness Day in New York City.

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