The Philippines is building a new medical specialty center, the Clark Multi-Specialty Hospital, that will serve Central and Northern Luzon. The hospital will be constructed under Executive Order No. 19, issued by President Ferdinand Marcos Jr., directing the establishment of the Philippine Heart Center in the Clark Freeport Zone. Once the project is completed, patients in Central and Northern Luzon will no longer have to travel to Metro Manila to obtain specialized medical services.
The Department of Health is looking to replicate specialty hospitals across the country, since the passage of the Sin Tax Law which helped fund programs in the healthcare sector. Similar projects include the Northern Mindanao Medical Center (NMMC) Heart, Lung, and Kidney Center, and Davao City’s Southern Philippines Medical Center which also houses specialty services, such as eye centers, dermatology centers and cancer centers. The projects will be undertaken under a Public-Private Partnership (PPP).
(Source: Philippine Information Agency)