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Soon to rise! Balabac District Hospital breaks ground

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Key officials of the Department of Health and other local government officials have led the groundbreaking of the Balabac District Hospital.

The groundbreaking was spearheaded by Department of Health (DOH) Assistant Secretary Maria Francia Laxamana, DOH Regional Director Mario Baquilod, Engr. Saylito Purisima, chief of the Infrastructure Unit of the Palawan provincial government, Engr. Romeo Ong from Municipal Engineering Office and Lorna Gapilango from Municipal Social Welfare and Development Office in Balabac.

The groundbreaking was held last June 5

“Ang nasabing ospital ay magkatuwang na proyekto ng Department of Health at Pamahalaang Panlalawigan ng Palawan sa ilalim ng Health Facilities Enhancement Program na may kabuoang pondo na P100 Milyon,” thr Palawan provincial governement said

The Phase 1 of the Balabac District Hospital will be composed of the structural element of the building such as tge beam, column and footing.

“Malaking parte ng proyektong ito ang lupang ibinigay ng local government ng Balabac, almost 3 hectares ang donated nila. We are looking forward na once matapos itong ospital ay marami tayong matulungang residente rito kabilang na ‘yung mula sa mga malalayong barangay. And also, nagpapasalamat kami kay Governor Alvarez dahil sa suporta niya sa mga proyekto ng DOH dito sa Palawan,” said Asec. Laxamana ng DOH.

Meanwhile, residents of the Balabac expressed gratitude to the Palawan Capitol and the Department of Health.

“Kami ay nagpapasalamat sa DOH at sa Provincial Government na magkakaroon ng sariling ospital ang Balabac. Sobra-sobra po ang maitutulong nito lalo na ‘yung mga residente rito na kapag nagkakasakit, kailangan pang sumakay ng bangka para makapunta sa pinakamalapit na ospital. Nandito rin po ang LGU Balabac para tumulong at magbigay suporta sa lahat ng programa ninyo,” said Gapilango.