Hospital facelift in progress, CEO says

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By GYNNIE KERO
REHABILITATION work on Wewak General Hospital at Boram in East Sepik is continuing, according to chief executive officer Mark Mauludu.
Mauludu said K3.5 million was allocated by the Government in last year’s budget.
Mauludu said work on the hospital’s 2A, 2B, 2C and 2D wards, including the ablution blocks, had stopped for a while because the contractor had to verify some issues.
“It had nothing to do with money,” he said.
“The work stopped because structural engineers wanted to know the strength of the mix for the posts.
“Samples were taken to the University of Technology in Lae but due to the unrest at the university, they were not able to do the sample tests.
“The samples have now been tested and structural engineers are satisfied that current tests recommended were in accordance with what was needed to be constructed near the sea, taking into account rust, tsunamis and all that – to make sure it is solid and strong.”
“That is now okay so work has now commenced.
“The K3.5 million will help us to carry out rehabilitation work on the four wards.”
The hospital hoped to have the work completed by December.

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