On Sunday, Prime Minister Muhammad Shia'a al-Sudani issued directives regarding the completion of the People's Hospital project in Baghdad.
Al-Sudani's office stated, in a statement received by Al-Maalouma Agency, that "the Prime Minister visited, this morning, the People's General Hospital project on the Rusafa side of the capital, Baghdad, and was briefed on the development of the completion stages of the project, which is considered one of the lagging projects, where work began." It was in 2013, and it was suspended for several years.
He added, "The Prime Minister chaired a meeting at the project site, in the presence of the Minister of Health, the Governor of Baghdad, the resident engineer, and representatives of the executing company, to discuss the project's conditions, stand on the most prominent problems facing it, and direct them to be addressed."
The Prime Minister stressed, "not to make adherence to the instructions a justification for obstructing achievement, and an outlet for the sustainability of corruption, through the delay in projects," directing "to hold a meeting this week under the chairmanship of the Minister of Health and the membership of the governor, and officials from the Ministry of Planning, to resolve all belongings and spare orders for the People's General Hospital project and the rest." Lagging hospitals, to enter service as soon as possible.
The Prime Minister directed "the necessity of adhering to the timings related to implementation, and that representatives of the Ministry of Health be present in the project throughout the day, to follow up on the smallest details in it," assuring the executing company that he "will personally follow up the timelines for the completion stages."
He instructed the "follow-up team to submit urgent reports on the causes of delays and pauses in the important joints of the projects, in order to find solutions, push work towards progress, and take the necessary recommendations that require quick decisions regarding them."
The Prime Minister toured the specialized hospital wards consisting of several floors, as well as the consulting clinic, radiology, laboratories, dialysis ward, and physiotherapy, and to stand on the paragraphs that need approvals and urgent solutions, "directing" to remove routine obstacles and take what is necessary to complete the hospital. /25h
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