FRC verifies capital projects worth N160.6m at FTH Gombe

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The Fiscal Responsibility Commission (FRC) says it has verified the ongoing and completed capital projects worth N160.6 million at the Federal Teaching Hospital (FTH), Gombe.

Head of Administration and Team Leader for the North-East Verification, Mr Muhammed Zailani, spoke  on Wednesday shortly after the verification in Gombe.

Zailani said the projects include the construction of Ophthalmology Complex phase one, expansion of theatre, expansion of pharmacy, procurement of office furniture, procurement of 10KVA inverter and batteries and procurement of 2D Ultrasound Machine.

Others were procurement of C-Arm unit, construction of quarters, drainage and supply of furniture for interns, house officers’ quarters, construction of toilet and base for theatre lamp and construction of optical workshop and theatre.

He said the team was satisfied with the level of the projects and the paper work as most of them were 100 per cent completion.“We have checked their books and the various projects.

“We are happy to note that their paper works seem to be very good and most of their projects are 100 per cent completed, while some were carried over from last year.So, most of the projects have been completed, while one or two havecomponents of the project that need to be carried over to 2018.

“The projects were under capital projects in the 2015 and 2016 budgets,’’ he said.

Zailani said some of the projects were yet to be completed due to challenge of fund.He called on the hospital management to work harder and ensure prompt release of fund to complete the projects for the betterment of people.

The team leader also advised them to continue to adhere to the laid down rules and keep improving on the paper work.

“It is a standard practice that we should have a project brief to guide the inspectors during inspection of projects,’’ Zailani said.

Also, Dr Abubakar Saidu, the Chief Medical Director, FTH Gombe, thanked the team for the visit.

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