Friday, September 22, 2017

New hospital building to open in Mandalay

A new 10-storey building will open at Mandalay General Hospital in January to cater to up to 500 additional patients.

The building will include patient rooms, diagnostic and specialist facilities, parking and restaurants, said U Min Lwin, a public relations officer at the hospital.

Work began in 2013 and is 90 percent complete. The construction cost is estimated at K3 billion (US$2.88 million) and was covered by public donations, while the government will fit out the building with medical equipment.

“We expect to open the new hospital in January,” he said.

When the new wing is opened the hospital will have about 1500 beds.

Translation by Khant Lin Oo