Health minister Nickolas Steele is optimistic, that stage two of the general hospital, will be ready for use by December 2019. Work on the structure started four years ago and has seen a number of set-backs, including infrastructural and financing.
The minister at a recent interview said the Venezuela-funded project, may be ready soon. Minister Steele said he is hoping to have the facility opened by Christmas. There have been some delays,which he said he is not happy with, and don’t think any body should be. Their role is to drive that process forward as efficiently and effectively as possible so that it can be opened as quickly as possible.
As for set-backs, he says the main area of concern, is electricity installation. The minister added that there have been delays with the contractor and with electricity on the site. He explained that the project has been proven to be complicated. The connecting corridor between the existing building and the new facility also had to be negotiated which required the demolition of the kitchen . The minister said that they are pushing ahead to get the building completed as soon as possible.