June deadline to complete hospital — Liow
Posted on May 1, 2012, Tuesday
KOTA KINABALU: The contractor of the Sabah Women and Children Hospital’s Radiotherapy and Nuclear Medical Centre has been given an ultimatum to either complete the project by June this year or has its contract terminated.
Health Minister Datuk Liow Tiong Lai said the project, costing more than RM264 million, should have been completed early this year.
However, he said, the contractor failed to complete the project within the stipulated period and had requested for extension of time.
“If the contractor fails to complete it within the stipulated time, the contract for the project will be terminated because this is the third time we are extending the time of completion,” he told reporters after visiting the project yesterday.
Liow said he had been assured by the contractor concerned that the project would be completed by this June.
He said the government had gotten ready the latest machine and equipment for cancer treatment and was only waiting for the hospital to be completed.
“If everything goes well, the centre will be able to offer its service to the public by end of the year,” he added.
He said once the Radiotherapy and Nuclear Medical Centre became operational, cancer patients in Sabah would no longer have to go to Kuala Lumpur or Kuching for treatment. — Bernama