On Wednesday, March 31, at the Presidential Palace in Nicosia, a contract was signed for the construction of a new building for the hemodialysis unit of the Paphos General Hospital.
On behalf of the Government, the signature was signed by the Deputy Director of the Department of Public Works, Antonis Koutsoules, and on behalf of the Contractor, by the General Director of A. Panayides Contracting Ltd, Stavros Theodosiou.
The event was also attended by Minister of Transport, Communications and Construction Yiannis Karousos, Minister of Health Konstantinos Ioannou, OKYPY Chairman of the Board of Directors Marios Panagides and OKYPY CEO Christes Loizides.
According to preliminary estimates, the construction cost is estimated at EUR 4.737 million + VAT.
The project will be funded by the State Health Services organization.
In turn, the Department of Public Works will coordinate the project, and its monitoring will be carried out by officials of the Department of Public Works, the Department of Electromechanical Services and the Audit Department of the Ministry of Transport, Communications and Works.
According to the signed contract, the construction period is 18 months. After the commissioning of the object, the Contractor will be responsible for its support for another 12 years.
The new building will be erected east of the existing Paphos hospital.
Despite the fact that the new department will be a separate building, it will be part of the Paphos hospital.
The building will have 2 floors. The first will house an area for receiving and registering patients, examination rooms, four short-term hemodialysis stations, two hemodialysis stations for people with infectious diseases (yellow block) with a separate entrance, offices for service personnel, changing rooms and utility rooms. On the second floor there is a rest room on duty and other premises.
The total area of the building will be 2.1 thousand m2.
It will house a modern functional dialysis unit. The design of the new department will focus on providing patients with high quality care in a modern and well-researched environment. Finally, it is noted that the entire building will be designed with ease of access for people with disabilities in mind.
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