Auditor-General's Report 2017: Alor Gajah Hospital comes under scrutiny

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  • Monday, 06 Aug 2018

KUALA LUMPUR: Some RM1.58mil worth of surgical and rehabilitation equipment at the Alor Gajah Hospital has not been used, says the Auditor-General's Report 2017.

It noted that there were 1,936 defects detected under the RM110mil project to build the 78-bed air-conditioned Alor Gajah Hospital.

“A total of 332 major and 405 minor defects have been rectified.

“There are still 1,936 defects of which 242 are major and 1,694 are minor defects, as of July 28, 2017,” the report said.

As of April this year, RM4.97mil had been spent to rectify defects through a third party contractor.

The Health Ministry reported the contractor to the Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) for failing to rectify the defects within the stipulated time.

The Alor Gajah Hospital project was launched on Sept 5, 2008 and was completed on June 14, 2012.

The hospital began operations on Feb 18, 2013.

The report also stated that as of Sept 18 last year, the hospital's operating theatre could not be used.

This was because the construction of the operating theatre did not meet soundproofing requirements.

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