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New $30m Ba Hospital To Open By End Of The Year

Attorney-General and Economy Minister Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum said a new Ba hospital with modern amenities would open by the end of the year. While addressing over 3000 people at the Ba
05 Sep 2016 10:00
New $30m Ba Hospital To Open By End Of The Year
Attorney General and Minister for Economy Aiyaz Sayed- Khaiyum with the people of Ba. Photo: DEPTFO News

Attorney-General and Economy Minister Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum said a new Ba hospital with modern amenities would open by the end of the year.

While addressing over 3000 people at the Ba Riverside Carnival crowning night on Saturday, Mr Sayed-Khaiyum said; “One of the long term plans of course we have for Ba is that you are getting a new hospital; this brand new hospital is costing over $30 million should be opening by the end of the year.”

He said the hospital had new facilities for the people of Ba, for wider Ba region to be able to get access to medical facilities that were more modern, that was more efficient and improved level of health services they would receive in Ba.

Meanwhile Mr Sayed-Khaiyum said the Minister for Poverty Alleviation, Rosy Akbar would be visiting various location in Ba, as she would be reaching out to those whose homes were damaged through the cyclone and missed out in the first phase of assistance.

“The other thing, we have also allocated around $20 million in this year’s budget and the year’s already commenced, so if your home was damaged and missed out on the first round, please read the newspapers listen to the radio,” he said.

He said when Ms Akbar arrived with her team those who missed out would be able to receive those cards to purchase hardware for their homes.

Utilising the opportunity of speaking to the big crowd at Ba, Mr Sayed-Khaiyum informed the people of the Government budget and the allocation of money for the Help for Homes initiative and other assistance.

He said the issue of shortage of hardware supplies would be sorted out soon as assured by the hardware companies.

Edited by Rusiate Mataika

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