PANAJI: Goa Forward Party (GFP) North Goa District President Deepak Kalangutkar today has submitted a memorandum to Directorate of Health Services demanding completion of Tuem hospital at the earliest.
“It has come to my attention that the construction and upgradation of the Tuem Hospital, initiated in August 2013 with a budget of around 48 crore, has faced inordinate delays and cost overruns, with the expenditure currently reaching a staggering 52 crores,” said Kalangutkar.
He further said that while he acknowledges the need for this project, the state of affairs surrounding its progress is a matter of grave concern.
“The project, which was aimed at providing the residents of Pernem taluka with access to quality healthcare services, now faces a distressing reality,” he added.
GFP Leader also said that despite the assurance of opening the hospital on 26th January 2024, it has come to our notice that crucial aspects of the hospital remain incomplete.
“Electrical work, plumbing, and essential utility installations are pending, rendering the hospital non- functional and unfit for serving the community’s healthcare needs,” he said.
Meanwhile, the Goa Forward leader also raised doubts over whether the government has appointed doctors and additional staff and to take charge of the hospital in a few days.