Health Minister Dr Kenneth Darroux is of the view that construction of China-funded Hospital on the current Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) site, has some technical advantages.
Dr Darroux stated last week, that because the project is to be executed in phases, each department is expected to be operational before a new phase begins. Darroux argued, this ensures that the new hospital will be fully functional by the time it is completed.
He informed that the construction will be undertaken in seven phases, and is expected to be completed within thirty months, from the date of its commencement at the end of October 2016.
The facility, funded by the Government of the People’s Republic of China, reportedly at a cost of approximately $40-million. This is expected to include 16,500 square meters of new construction; 4,160 square meters of general repairs to existing buildings which will not be demolished; 400 meters of roof guttering; and a total number of 372 beds, as opposed to the current 230 beds.
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