Hospital Tender Delayed

The tender to build and equip the new Santo Tomás hospital in Panama, whose publication was originally scheduled for June this year, has still not been held.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

In March of this year the Ministry of Health gave assurances that the construction and equipment of the hospital would be tendered in June, but it has not even been able to complete the design and study stage. This part of the process should have been completed in March, but "... after an addendum and setbacks, it's still not finished."

See also: "Central America: $655 million in Public Works"

Iveth Olmos, Infrastructure Director at the Ministry of Health, told that "... this is a project that requires time, but the planning and studies stage will be finished in December."

In the design and studies stage, "...The works, which also include a new maternity ward for Sant Tomás Hospital, are the responsibility of the Hospital del Niño (DHN) design consortium, composed of the companies Pinearq SLP and Ayesa Ingeniería y Arquitectura S.A., and currently they are four months behind schedule."

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