We call on the Health Minister to ascertain as soon as possible whether the RM500-million Temerloh Hospital will be dangerous to patients because the Project Hospital Temerloh Sendirian Berhad (PHTSB) has obtained the Certificate of Practical Completion (CPC) without satisfactory contractual compliance

Media Statement
by Dr Tan Seng Giaw

(Kuala Lumpur,  Tuesday): The new Temerloh Hospital is in Kampung Paya Luas, occupying an area of 44 acres. It was due for completion on  September, 2005. The CPC was issued on 15 January, 2005. But, the main contractor PHTSB has not complied with the contract satisfactorily.

Following the furore of fungi growth at Pandan Hospital, Johore, the people are concerned with the Temerloh Hospital. Dr Bahari Che Awang, the Director of Mentakab Hospital, is also in charge of the new hospital. We should help him to ensure the future safety of the hospital.

We have asked the Works Minister Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu to take immediate action to determine whether the CPC has been issued according to the ministry's criteria. Meanwhile, representatives from the Ministry of Health have been making comments on the progress of the mechanical and engineering (M and E) works including the installation of equipment.

Now, the Uninterrupted Power Supply (UPS) system has been installed. However, outstanding works critical for the safety of patients has yet
to be completed. As the Health Minister Datuk Chua Sui Lek visits Pahang, he should look at various outstanding works at the hospital with the assistance of the Works Minister. Will he accept limestone instead of granite for roads?

For example, PHTSB has yet to forward the synchronizing test result to the M and E consultant for review of the Standby Generator System. The
Residual Current Device (RCD) has not been installed to replace RCD from 30mA to 10mA. This is important as it removes electrical leakage
especially for heart patients. There is no Mechanical Ventilation Air Conditioning system (MVAC) to monitor and adjust temperature and
humidity with Building Automation System (BAS). PHTSB has not installed Pneumatic Tube System for transmission of samples and documents.


* Dr Tan Seng Giaw, DAP National Deputy Chairman and MP for Kepong