The Government has enabled resuming of the construction of a new ward of the National children's hospital Okhmatdyt which will allow launching of operation of a first start-up facility in the summer of 2017. This was stated by Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman in his communication with journalists following his visit of the construction site of a new medical and diagnostic building of the National children's specialized hospital Okhmatdyt.
"We have actually unfrozen the construction of this facility and launched the building activities with the aim to ensure uninterrupted process and completion of this hospital,” announced Volodymyr Groysman. “Our goal is to ensure putting in operation of the first start-up facility by mid-summer."
The Prime Minister reminded that after the Government had been formed it had initiated resumption of the construction of the clinic. In July, he commissioned to supervise this issue Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Kistion and acting Minister of Health of Ukraine Uliana Suprun.
The Prime Minister stressed that the new hospital building had not been built since 2012. At some point in time there disappeared feasibility study documentation that therewith envisaged the financing of construction at inflated prices, as well as corruption.
So, the project estimates and tender documentation had been drawn up for specific manufacturers of certain medical equipment at overinflated prices.
The Government revises all project documentation, and uses the ProZorro e-procurement system to provide an opportunity for all interested producers to participate in the tender and to offer the lowest price. The cost of the equipment makes up a half of the amount of the construction activities of the hospital’s building, informed Volodymyr Groysman.
"We intend to ensure maximal efficiency in the use of funds for the equipment, to purchase better equipment at a cheaper price. Thus, we will be able to save budgetary funds", said the Head of Government.
The Prime Minister noted that someone creates legal barriers to the process of completion of the hospital, as the Government removed opportunities for corruption in the construction process.
At that, Volodymyr Groysman noted the work would be finalized, adding, as a matter of principle it is crucial to complete this project.
There still remain certain technical issues that are being solved in the process of construction. The Prime Minister expressed satisfaction with the progress of work.
"The most important is we have restored the entire feasibility study. We have had all the necessary tenders. We've settled problems in courts. Yet they are resisting, notably in order to stop us. But we will complete this construction, I have no doubt. It's absolutely real taking into account both technical and technological resources," said Volodymyr Groysman.
Prime Minister inspected on Monday the construction of a new modern medical and diagnostic ward of the National children's specialized hospital Okhmatdyt, in particular rooms of the facility, the underground parking and the central entrance.