Health News of Saturday, 1 March 2014
Source: Eyram Ablordeppey
M. Barbisotti & Sons Gh. Ltd to undertake second stage of 500 bed Military Hospital
EUROGET DE-INVEST S.A, one of Euroget group from Egypt has entered into a contract with the Ministry of Defence (MOD) of Ghana to undertake a turnkey project for a 500 Bed Military Hospital in Kumasi, in the Ashanti region at the cost of One Hundred and Eighty (180) million U.S Dollars.
The project consists of three (3) stages;
- The first stage is the design, engineering and specification phase which had been completed and approved by MOD.
- The second stage is the complete construction of electromechanical external work, public health service and the staff housing which has been awarded to M. Barbisotti & Sons by Euroget De-Invest s.a.
- The third and final stage is the medical and non medical equipment phase which presently is in the process of procurement, installation, training and maintenance.
The sod-cutting ceremony on Afari land in Kumasi will come off on 20th March 2014, with a stipulated timeline of 42 months as the commercial contract between Euroget De-Invest and the MOD through the government of Ghana.
At a signing on ceremony in the presence of executives of both Euroget De-Invest s.a and M.Barbisotti & Sons Limited, the Minister of Defence, Hon. Mark Owen Woyongo said the project was very dear to the heart of the military as well as government thus, the need to treat the contract with all the attention it deserves and to complete work on schedule.
“I wish the contractors move to site to commence work immediately because we want the project to be completed ahead of schedule, since there is no problem with payment, we don’t envisage a delay”, he said.
The minister indicated that the Military Hospital in Kumasi when completed would be of immense help to military personnel within the Northern, Upper East and Upper West regions, other neighboring countries and also to the civilian community.
According to him, the 500 Bed Military Hospital which would be put up in Kumasi will enhance access to affordable, accessible and quality healthcare for the military and civilian communities.
Mr. Woyongo said “Euroget is noted for quality and excellence and I know they shall deliver best services to the government and the people of Ghana. I urge you to maintain your record by completing the project on time.”
In his remark, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for Euroget De-Invest, Dr. Said Deraz said his outfit was committed to keeping its promise and will deliver the project within the stipulated period.
“Euroget De-Invest stands for the best and will guarantee value for money. I have 42 months to hand over the project and I pledge to meet the deadline”, he said.
The CEO of Euroget Dr. Said, insisted his company do not compromise on quality but are committed to excellence, saying “we are here to partner government’s effort on enhancing infrastructural development in the country.”