The Health Ministry has penalized
a contractor who delayed the construction of a new building for the
Badr General Hospital.
ministry’s action followed complaints from people of the region. The
150-bed hospital in Badr town, 150 km from Madinah, serves 27 villages
in the Badr governorate.
source in the ministry said the defaulting contractor was slapped a
fine of SR750,000 and was removed from executing the project. The SR13
million contract was granted to another contractor who is expected to
complete the construction in a short period.
contractor diverted SR8 million he received from the ministry to other
purposes ensuing a delay of eight years in completing the project,
according to an informed source.
of the hospital building started in 1993 and the contractor frequently
stopped work for periods ranging from two to six months.