Delay in installation of lifts at KHP State Hospital

14 Apr 2018 14:10pm
KEETMANSHOOP, 14 APR (NAMPA) – The company installing three new elevators at the Keetmanshoop State Hospital is busy resizing the elevators, also known as lifts, to fit in the exiting spaces.
Managing Director of Namibia Elevators and Escalators, Des Amushila said the sizes of the new and old elevators are not the same.
“There are big gaps on the doors of the new elevators and we have to close those gaps because it is not safe to those using the elevator, plus children may put their hands there which again is not safe,” Amushila told Nampa on enquiry Friday.
He promised that the elevators will be completed and ready for use by next week.
Amushila responded after a concern raised by //Kharas Health Director Barth Muntenda that the elevator that they are using now is old and is about to give in.
“I am concerned about the safety of those using it as it might get stuck or even collapse,” he said.
The Ministry of Works and Transport is funding the installation of the three lifts at the cost of N.dollars 4 million.
Work on placing the elevators started in January this year and was expected to be completed by the end of March.