7.7bn/- Muhimbili Paediatric block handover next month By Dominic Nkolimwa; 25th January 2010 Muhimbili National Hospital Health and Social Welfare ministry is set to handover the new paediatric complex block build by the government at a cost of 7.7bn/- to the Muhimbili National Hospital (MNH) administration next month. Health and Social Welfare ministry permanent secretary Blandina Nyoni said in an interview yesterday in Dar es Salaam that the contractor undertaking the construction works was doing final touches. Nyoni said the government had already set aside funds, whose amount however could not be immediately known, for the fixing of all necessary equipment and appliances in the block. We are just waiting to receive the building from the contractor so that we can start fixing the equipment and appliances, said Nyoni. The PS said the block, designed to accommodate more than 200 patients at a ago, would be of great help to the national hospital. She said the government had decided to finance construction of the block due to the fact that the MNH was unable to do so despite the fact that it received much more patients everyday. For his part, the MNH Public Relations Officer Amaniel Aligaesha said the block was being built under the supervision of experts from the Dar es Salaam-based Ardhi University. He said although the building was not officially handedover to the government, part of it was already under use due to pressure that the hospital was facing. The completion of the block and subsequent handover would help decongest the hospital, he said. SOURCE: THE GUARDIAN Linganisha na Hekalu la BoT Hii ndio Ikulu ya BOT kwa TShs. 1.2 Billion. Ina maana nyumba ya Gavana ni sawa na robo ya wadi ya watoto Muhimbili? Hivi priorities zetu zikoje? Hospitali zetu mikoani si-zingenufaika na hiyo pesa iliyoenda BOT ambayo ni sawa na robo ya hilo jengo la Muhimbili? Jengo la Muhimbili limechukua miaka kibao bila kukamilika (sio ajabu kwa "ukosefu wa pesa"), lakini jumba la Governor pesa yake haina shida kupatikana overnight. Jengo la Muhimbili halina kitu ndani baada ya kukamilika, linganisha na anasa zilizomo kwenye jumba la gavana na sio ajabu fanicha pia zimo. Jengo la Muhimbili waliwatumia wataalamu wetu wa Chuo cha Ardhi, lakini la BoT hawakuwahitaji na bei za BoT zinakuwa za ajabu kwa nini? Hebu linganisha simplicity ya jengo la Muhimbili (vent za concrete, bati la kawaida n.k.) na vikorombwezo vya anasa kwenye jengo la gavana, where are our priorities?