polyclinics in both Sembawang and Khatib delayed by one year

A one-year delay has been imposed on the opening of new polyclinics in both Sembawang and Khatib.
Both the renovation of the Jurong Polyclinic and the construction of the new National Skin Centre building have been put on hold.

The opening of the new polyclinics in Sembawang and Khatib has been pushed back by one year. Artist impressions of the new polyclinics in Sembawang and Khatib.

SINGAPORE: Due to disruptions in the supply chain and a lack of available labor in the construction industry, the opening of two new polyclinics in Sembawang and Yishun will be delayed by one year. This is just one of several healthcare projects that have been negatively impacted.

In a written parliamentary answer provided on Monday (November 28) in response to a question posed by Member of Parliament Wan Rizal, Minister of Health Ong Ye Kung stated that the Sembawang Polyclinic will now open in the year 2023, while the Khatib Polyclinic will open in the year 2024. (PAP-Jalan Besar).

The new completion date for the integrated development of the redeveloped Jurong Polyclinic and a new nursing home is set for 2027, which is a delay of two years.

The new building for the National Skin Centre (NSC) is not expected to be finished until 2023, which is a year later than the original completion date of 2022. According to the Health Minister, NSC will continue its operations out of the existing center until the new building is finished being constructed.

The Jurong Polyclinic will relocate to a larger site in the area.

New polyclinics have recently opened in Bukit Panjang and Kallang, and the Eunos Polyclinic is scheduled to begin operations in the month of December.
As an integral component of the Bukit Canberra integrated hub, the new Sembawang Polyclinic will be built in the coming years. It was planned to debut in 2022 and would be situated in close proximity to the Sembawang MRT station.

Next to the Khatib MRT station will be where the Khatib Polyclinic will be situated. In 2019, the former Nee Soon Member of Parliament Lee Bee Wah stated that the new polyclinic will open in 2023, offering residents more convenient access to medical care.

The only polyclinic in the surrounding area is the Yishun Polyclinic. The most recent statistics provided by Singapore’s Ministry of Health show that out of all 23 polyclinics in the country, Yishun Polyclinic had the second-longest median waiting time in the month of September.

At the beginning of this year, the Ministry of Health (MOH) announced that it intends to increase the number of polyclinics in Singapore to 32.

The Ministry of Health (MOH) made the announcement in 2019 that the Jurong Polyclinic will relocate to a new location, and the completion of the move is anticipated for the year 2025.

It is anticipated that the new location will be approximately twice as large as the existing polyclinic. According to the Ministry of Health (MOH), the current Jurong Polyclinic will keep functioning even after the new location opens. This is done to ensure that there are no interruptions to the services.

The new building that will house the NSC will have a total of ten stories, in addition to two basement levels. During the groundbreaking ceremony in 2018, the NSC stated that it will increase the center’s existing clinic capacity by 50 percent, from 46 to 69 consultation rooms.

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