China to fund hospital.
CHINA TO FUND HOSPITAL. Trinidad & Tobago will have a new
children's hospital by the year 2015, funded through "a
government to government arrangement" with China, reports Caribbean
News Now (June 3, 2013). It will be built in Couva and cost US$150
million (TT$975m). It will include a rooftop helipad for emergencies and
a multi-training centre for medicine, nursing and pharmacology. Prime
Minister Kamla Persad Bissessar said the hospital is very close to her
heart. It will have 230 beds, a burns care unit, a central pharmacy,
children's and adult's casualty clinic. With a promised
completion date of March 2015, it is a design-finance-construct model
and the Urban Development Corp. of Trinidad & Tobago (UDeCOTT) will
supervise the construction.