By Sammeni Kamsobbi
Adamawa State Deputy Governor, Professor Keletapwa Farauta has on Thursday, inspected the 60-bed capacity project and Staff Quarters warned against the slow pace of work.
While inspecting the construction of the Sixty bed capacity Lamurde Cottage Hospital, Farauta said the visit is part of the fresh air administration's quest to ensure that citizens have access to quality and affordable health services.
Deputy Governor Professor Keletapwa urged the Relia Building Construction Company to hasten the work at the ongoing construction of Lamurde cottage hospital for the benefit of the citizens.
Professor Kaletapwa Farauta, was conducted round the hospital and staff quarters by the local government chairman Bulus Daniel among other local government officials.
She frowned at the pace of the ongoing construction of Lamurde cottage hospital, stressing the need for the contracting company to redouble effort towards the completion of the project to enable government take over the facility and kick start operations for the people.
Farauta further made case on the need for provision of shade where patients relative can relax so as to decongest the wards.
She tasked the council chairman and the entire Lamurde community to take ownership of the facility and make the environment habitable.
Architect Usman Ismail attributed the slow pace of work to difficult terrain, promising timely completion of the project in view of its importance.
Similarly, the delegation led by the Deputy Governor Farauta, proceeded to Numan general hospital on the same mission.
Here, she expressed dissatisfaction, ordering the contracting firm "Habitat and building concept limited" to mobilize back to site and complete the ongoing projects awarded them since 2020, saying government will not condone such slack attitude.
The projects include the ongoing construction of Pediatric and Laboratory complex, theater, female surgical ward with theater and mortuary amongst others.
Farauta challenged the Chairmen to always ensure proper monitoring of the ongoing developmental projects in their domain for optimal result.
The site Engineer, Yusuf Ahmed Gankuba explained that the fall out between the contractor and the first site engineer led to the delay in the ongoing project.
However, the Deputy Governor also took time to visit a victim of an attack by some assailants at Kadamti community who was rushed to Numan general hospital for quick medical care.
she summoned the DPO SP. Alfred Futuwe who said upon receiving the information, he mobilised his men to go after the attackers and two suspects have been arrested.
SP. Futuwe revealed that the remaining suspects were at large and investigation into the matter is ongoing.