SIMANGGANG, Oct 21: The long-awaited Sri Aman Hospital II will finally be completed by December 29 after long delays and much criticism.
According to a media statement issued by Public Works Department (JKR) Malaysia today, the progress of the hospital’s construction at present was at 96 per cent while the remaining work includes testing and commissioning of mechanical and electrical works by technicians besides remaining work on the physical building.
The new Sri Aman Hospital will provide comprehensive secondary care-level services which include general medicine, general surgery, orthopaedics, paediatrics, obstetric and gynecology, anaesthesiology, psychiatry, rehabilitation (physiotherapy and occupational therapy), pathology level II and blood transfusion services, imaging as well as emergency services.
The 108-bed hospital will also have a women’s ward, men’s ward, children’s ward, obstetrics ward, three operation theatres, Intensive Care Unit (ICU), emergency unit, imaging division, specialist doctor’s clinic, hemodialysis unit with 14 machines, and pathology lab.
There will be also be 18 staff quarter units, 465 parking lots for vehicles and 295 for motorcycles.
Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg made a site visit to the hospital in conjunction with the launching of the new Sri Aman Development Agency (Sada) building at Simanggang town here today.
He was given a briefing by JKR Malaysia engineer Morni Buang and Special Project 2 team engineer Loretta Nihol on the progress of the hospital’s construction.
Sri Aman Hospital II, costing approximately RM181 million, was approved in 2007 by former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak but Phase One which included site clearing and piling work was only completed in August 2013 while the physical building construction which was under Phase Two only started in 2016. — DayakDaily