Smart Health Cen­tres for Carl­ton Hall, Mon Choisi

Stabroek News Sunday - - PUBLIC NOTICE -

Two smart health cen­tres have been de­signed and will be con­structed in Carl­ton Hall Vil­lage in Ma­haicony and Mon Choisi Vil­lage in West Ber­bice.

Ac­cord­ing to a press re­lease from the Department of Pub­lic In­for­ma­tion (DPI), “Smart” health fa­cil­i­ties cater to the in­di­vid­u­alised needs of pa­tients and iden­tify op­por­tu­ni­ties for staff and ad­min­is­tra­tors that broaden treat­ment op­tions as well as fa­cil­i­ties at the lo­ca­tion where that treat­ment is pro­vided.

The re­lease stated that the Ad­min­is­tra­tion of Re­gion 5 awarded con­tracts to G. Singh Con­tract­ing Ser­vices in Septem­ber, for the con­struc­tion of one Smart Health Cen­tre at Carl­ton Hall, Ma­haicony and an­other at Mon Choisi at a cost of $26.5M and $28M re­spec­tively.

Re­gion 5 En­gi­neer, Dhan­paul Sukha ex­plained that there are cer­tain fa­cil­i­ties which will be built into the two cen­tres, the re­lease stated. These in­clude ac­cess ramps, wash­room fa­cil­i­ties, lots of nat­u­ral ven­ti­la­tion, shat­ter­proof glass win­dows, ad­e­quate fire pro­tec­tion, as well as green econ­omy con­cepts such as in­stal­la­tion of LED light bulbs in the build­ings in­stead of the tra­di­tional flu­o­res­cent lights.

Ac­cord­ing to the re­lease, the fa­cil­ity at Carl­ton Hall will re­place the build­ing cur­rently be­ing used at neigh­bour­ing High­dam which housed the health fa­cil­i­ties on the up­per floor, thereby pos­ing a hazard for pa­tients who had to ne­go­ti­ate the stairs; while the cen­tre at Mon Choisi re­places the one cur­rently at Cot­ton Tree which had been con­structed on a plot of pri­vately owned land which had been a source of con­tro­versy.

Sukha, the re­lease stated, ex­plained that as at last week the new health cen­tre at Carl­ton Hall was 40 per­cent com­plete, while work had not quite be­gun on the cen­tre at Mon Choisi be­cause of squat­ting on the pro­posed site. How­ever, with the is­sue re­solved (at the time of re­port­ing) work on the Mon Choisi Health Cen­tre will com­mence in the week of Oc­to­ber 23, 2017, the re­lease stated.

Ac­cord­ing to the re­lease, the con­trac­tor has been given twelve weeks and ten weeks to com­plete the Carl­ton Hall and Mon Choisi projects re­spec­tively. This will en­sure that both fa­cil­i­ties are com­pleted fin­ished be­fore year end.

Sukha dis­closed that as the Re­gional En­gi­neer he had at­tended a very in­ten­sive train­ing pro­gramme by the WHO and the PAHO on the re­quire­ments for a smart health fa­cil­ity and the de­signs of the two new Health Cen­tres had been pre­pared in keep­ing with the ba­sic prin­ci­ples ac­quired, the re­lease stated.

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