THE new diagnostic and surgical centre for Goroka Provincial Hospital in Eastern Highlands Province will finally be built following the signing of contracts at Government House yesterday.
The K150 million contract was awarded to VAMED Health Projects of Austria, as approved last year by the National Executive Council.
Governor-General Sir Michael Ogio signed on behalf of the State for work to start in 2018.
The building would be funded 85 per cent by way of a low interest Export Credit Agency loan from the Government of Czeck Republic and 15 per cent by the national Government. Treasury has been directed to appropriate K30 million as the State’s component.
The Centre would comprise of three levels. The services it will provide are: Accident and Emergency, laboratory, radiology, outpatient department, central sterile service department, operating theatres, critical care unit and women’s health.