Kilu’ufi Hospital upgrade to commence this year: PM

BY NED GAGAHE

Work on upgrading Kilu’ufi Hospital in Malaita is expected to commence in the 3rd of 4th quarter of this year.

Prime Minister Jeremiah Manele confirmed this when he updated the media on the government’s key priority projects during the inaugural ‘meet the press session’ on Monday.

The project is funded by the Japanese Government worth SBD$120 million.

“This project which is funded by the Japanese government.

“Work is anticipated to commence in the 3rd of 4th quarter of this year after the signing of the agreement around July 2023.

“We will provide updates on details of the upgrade in future Press conferences.” Prime Minister Manele said.

Meanwhile, the expansion and improvement of Kilu’ufi Hospital project will further strengthen the function of Kilu’ufi hospital, as it will accommodate the emergency medicine and general outpatient service, medical imaging, delivery unit and operating theatres suite with a central sterilization department.

Additionally, the project will also include a new birth unit for mothers and also see operations conducted in a new theatre with upgraded facilities, supported with water and power supply.

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