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$23m hospital

Felix Chaudhary
Saturday, February 15, 2014

THE construction of a modern hospital in Ba will be special, especially with the town marking 75 years as a municipality this year.

Special administrator Praveen Bala said 90,000 people in the district had waited a long time for this development.

"I can recall promises made as a youngster growing up in Ba that a hospital would be built but this never eventuated until today," he said.

"The people of Ba have informed me that they are very appreciative of the government's assistance in making this dream come true."

At a special meeting yesterday of the Ba Hospital projects committee, Health Minister Dr Neil Sharma said the best possible arrangements would be pursued to have the hospital constructed within a set timeframe and budget.

"An amount of $7.3million is in the 2014 National Budget and the hospital should be ready by mid of next year," he said.

The total cost of the project had been pegged at $23m.

"Work is in progress on geo-tech survey, environmental inspect assessment, award of design contract and appointment of a project manager."

Dr Sharma acknowledged the assistance of the Ba Chamber of Commerce and Industry in establishing the modern medical facility.

The new Ba Hospital would be a 55-bed facility and will be constructed on Clopcott St.

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