Contrary to reports, the construction of the Adult Medical Emergency Unit (AMEU) at University Teaching Hospital (UTH) has not come to a stand still.
Hau Chan Infrastructure Engineering Limited, the contractor supervising the construction project has said through its Site Manager: Wang Hu that the construction project would be completed behind schedule as a result of financial delays. According to the Site Manager, the firm laid off some workers from the site due to the financial crisis.
Reuben Mbewe- a representative of the Ministry of Health revealed that they were unaware of the slow pace of the project and the monetary issue.
Although originally scheduled for completion at the middle of this year, there is still hope that the project will resume in full speed when funds are made available. The ultra-modern facility will have 100 beds, laboratories, radiological services and a pharmacy.
This project is part of the larger strategy to modernize and expand health facilities in the country.