Healthy progress for Pukapuka

Wednesday July 08, 2020 Written by Published in Outer Islands
The roof of the new Pukapuka hospital is completed. KOLEE TINGA 20070711 The roof of the new Pukapuka hospital is completed. KOLEE TINGA 20070711

The construction of the new Pukapuka hospital is well underway with plaster coating and work on the ceiling undertaken this week.

The foundation of the project started on June 8 by contract builder Ripa (Kainana) and three of his labourers brought to the island from Rarotonga.

In the second week, the bricks were laid for the entire building.

Top plates, rafters, the veranda and the roof were completed last week.

An island resident said four qualified students from the Pukapuka Cook Islands Tertiary Training Institute worked with the team, and government employers had also volunteered on the project.

1 comment

  • Comment Link Anna Katoa Thursday, 09 July 2020 06:23 posted by Anna Katoa

    While I applaud the progress and speed of work being done on the hospital, the safety and well being of the workers is my concern. Government employers on the island did not volunteer they were told to, to 'speed' work up. My concern here is one of the government workers fell of the roof a week ago and is now in hospital with a dislocated shoulder with flue I suspect pneumonia. Would he be compensated for missing working days, or for the time it will take for the shoulder to heal then would he be able to work 100% to feed his family?
    atawai

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