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P127M district hospital in Rizal, Palawan opens

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The P127-million Dr. Jose Rizal District Hospital in Rizal town in Palawan has officially begun its operations last January 21.

The said hospital, located in Barangay Punta Baja, was funded by the Department of Health and the Palawan provincial government under its Health Facilities Enhancement Program.

The Rizal town, meanwhile, has donated 4 hectares for the hospital.

“Mula sa pondong inilaan ng DOH para sa ospital ay P40 Milyon dito ang para sa pagbili ng iba’t ibang medical equipment na gagamitin,” said the province.

“Samantala, nakapaloob naman sa halaga ng pondong inilaan ng Pamahalaang Panlalawigan ang pagpapatayo ng iba’t ibang mahahalagang karagdagang pasilidad ng bagong ospital,” it added.

Among the facilities include Isolation Building, Material Recovery Facility Building, Mortuary, Power House Building/Motorpool, and Elevated Water Tank.

Vice Governor Dennis Socrates said that the hospital is intended for the indigent Palaweños, members of the indigenous community as well as the senior citizens.

“Ang Dr. Jose Rizal District Hospital ay ika-lima sa natapos at nabuksan ng mga bagong ospital sa lalawigan ng Palawan,” the province said.

“Una nang natapos at kasalukuyang nagbibigay serbisyo sa mamamayan ang Aborlan Medicare Hospital, Narra Municipal Hospital, Southern Palawan Provincial Hospital sa bayang ng Brooke’s Point, at Roxas Medicare Hospital,” it added.