By Staff Reporter
MIDPU, July 31: Heavy rainfall, lack of labourers and materials affected progress of dedicated COVID health centre (DCHC) works, PHE&WS CE Toko Jyoti, who is overseeing its construction, said while interacting with media persons here on Friday.
“We were told about the additional requirements only on July 21 by the health department and works on war footing begun from July 23 last. Works are going on in two shifts involving more than 150 labourers. A technician even met with a serious accident and is in TRIHMS intensive care unit,” he said, adding almost 5 days of last week were lost due to heavy rainfall. The progress would be speeded up to complete the works to make the DCHC functional by August 7, he assured.
Besides prefabricated cabins which have arrived from Jamshedpur, there are several structures which have to be built including accommodation for health workers during duty time, kitchen, dining hall, toilets, reception, doctors lounge, donning room, guard room, mini OT, nurse room, laundry house, boundary fencing, water tank, parking area etc. as per requirements, CE Jyoti said.
Meanwhile a team of All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union (AAPSU) led by its vice president Meje Taku visited the hospital site and interacted with officials, contractor and labourers.
Taku later urged the GoAP to well-equip and furnish the hospital before making it functional instead of ceremonial inauguration even before completion.
H&FW Minister Alo Libang had said on Thursday that DCHC will not fu function until all required infrastructures are in place.