The Ministry of Health and Medical Services said it has decided to halt repair works at the two operating theatres of the National Referral Hospital (NRH) to ensure their renovations are carried out to the highest technical standards.
The locally-owned company, the Tropic Glass and Aluminum (TGA) was contracted to repair the theatres and work have started last Saturday but was halted by Ministry officials in an effort to sort out technical issues before any repair work are done.
The statement said the Health Executive is very conscious of the delay in renovating the Operation Theatres, but the scope of work requires a proper assessment and procurement of appropriate materials from outside the country.
Meanwhile, the Ministry assures the country that it undertakes its procurement and construction activities in accordance with SIG processes and requirements.
It says in compliance with these processes and requirements, architects had been engaged to prepare detailed plans to ensure detailed specific requirements for the repairs are fully documented
The plans were completed on Monday and a parallel procurement process for building contractors was completed last weekend, enabling the Ministry to appoint a building contractor under that process to commence repair works as soon as possible.