By The Star Staff
Vieques Mayor José “Junito” Corcino Acevedo on Wednesday announced the beginning of the first phase for the construction of housing for health professionals who will travel to the island municipality to work in the new hospital that is in full development.
“As you know, the new hospital in Vieques is in the middle of construction and when completed, we will have a world-class medical-hospital facility,” the mayor said in a written statement. “Hand in hand with this project, the most important in decades, we have to outline a support network. There is no doubt that the creation of accommodations for health professionals is very important for the operation of the new hospital.”
“I am very pleased to report that the first phase of the project is already a reality with the notice for bids associated with the location of this structure, which will be designed so that doctors and nurses, as well as other hospital personnel, can spend the night and thus offer the best possible service to the people of Vieques.”
Bidding is scheduled for April under the umbrella of the Infrastructure Finance Authority (Auction No. 2023-521811-CUB-010462). The preliminary mock-up of the project is available for evaluation by potential bidders.
The new hospital will have some 20 adult and pediatric beds, modern rooms to provide dialysis, dental services and treatment of cancer patients, and to perform minor surgical processes. There will also be an X-ray room and a pharmacy. The facility will operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week.