Before the end of the term of Governor Jose Chaves Alvarez, his office plans to develop five new hospitals and six molecular diagnostics laboratories in the province. Among these hospitals that will be open this year are New Northern Palawan Provincial Hospital (NPPH) in Taytay, Española District Hospital, Cuyo District Hospital, and Araceli-Dumaran District Hospital. Meanwhile, Balabac District Hospital is set to open in January 2022.
For molecular diagnostics laboratories, Engineer Purisima said that the province is still waiting for the License to Operate in Barangay Irawan. More so, the construction of other laboratories is still ongoing in El Nido, Coron, San Vicente, Taytay, in Brooke’s Point .
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