The final draft of the new proposed Gerehu Hospital has been completed by the contractor. This new hospital will be part of National Capital District (NCD) Health Services and is intended to alleviate the current overcrowding in sub-health facilities in the city.
Health Minister, Michael Malabag, was handed the final draft yesterday.
“We are glad the [draft] is now before us for the progress for this important project,” said Minister Malabag.
The draft contains a full report of the feasibility studies carried out at the beginning of this year. The Health Department will facilitate the next process before the first phase of construction begins.
Once constructed the health facility will be recognised under the Provincial Health Authority.
Gerehu Hospital also paves the way for other hospitals in the country planned for development by the national government. Other hospitals include Boram, Enga and Rabaul.
The new Gerehu Hospital will be built in two phases and will accommodate 500 beds, as well as staff housing.