The Mt. Hope Women’s Hospital has been upgraded to make it more patient-friendly.
The Minister of Health, Dr. Fuad Khan, toured the facilities on Tuesday and was pleased with the improvements.
An elevator that was “out of order” for nine months has been replaced, several air-conditioning units were installed and the waiting area was spruced up.
A fountain which symbolises the womb was also repaired after years.
The Minister said this is part of a step-by-step project to enhance the facility.
“The Mt. Hope Women’s Hospital is going to be refurbished to such an extent for the next ten years or more we may not need more activities.”
The Minister indicated that the works were done by in-house staff for $100,000 – a fraction of the cost as he said they saved $1 billion by not contracting a private firm.
Dr. Khan said no matter the cost, the Maternity Hospital will be brought up to standard.
“We need to take care of the women because of the maternal and children infant mortality rate. I would say whatever it takes we will put it in.”