Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley is pleased that construction of the new central block at the Port of Spain General Hospital is proceeding within the set schedule and seemingly within budget.
Speaking at an on-site briefing on Monday, to mark the topping off of the structure, signalling the completion of its concrete superstructure, Rowley commended the local contracting fraternity for “coming to the party and rising to the occasion.”
Rowley said when they occupy the building, they could comfortably say that the capital city has a structure and space and facilities worthy of its name.
Rowley said with phase one completed efforts will be redoubled to complete the project on time.
He said the block would serve patients in areas from Diego Martin to Port of Spain to East Trinidad.
Health Minister, Terrence Deyalsingh, said: “We are already getting expressions of interest from partners outside of TT, as they have heard of this – from England especially – to be a part of this project.
“So it has ignited something very, very significant in the medical fraternity not only here but abroad.”
He described his hopes for the 540-bed block. “Its structure is not just for medical care but is testimony to how we are developing Port of Spain.