Miri Hospital on track for 2023 completion

Aaron (middle) visiting the site on Saturday.

By Jaythaleela K

MIRI, Sept 5: Work on the RM298.2 million extension building of Miri Hospital is on track, says Deputy Health Minister II Datuk Aaron Ago Dagang.

“I’m happy with the progress, there’s no delay, but instead, we are ahead of time, and the construction works are doing well,” he said on Saturday after visiting the site.

Aaron was accompanied by Miri Hospital director Dr Jack Wong Siew Yu and Miri Health officer Dr P Raviwharmman A/L Packierisamy.

The site for the new extension building is located next to the present Miri Hospital.

“The construction works had to be halted due to Covid-19 pandemic, and has just resumed works on June 25 (this year), and currently the progress is about 0.29 per cent,” he disclosed.

Once completed (expected on October 18, 2023), this new building would help the Miri hospital management to address the current shortage of patient beds.

This new seven-floor extension building could accommodate a total of 328 beds. — DayakDaily