The Health Department had received a one-year extended timeframe till June 30 to finish the community plan. The federal and state officials have agreed that constant work is going on to implement the plan.
According to Chang, the State hospitals are so pathetic that some patients resort to sleeping on the floor on mattresses in conference or activity rooms. There were not enough bathrooms and shower facilities, putting the patients in a lot of trouble. He added that "anything less than a full and complete effort ... depreciates the extraordinary efforts being put forth on a daily basis" by everyone working to improve the health system.