Shree Hindu Mandal hospital builds a new clinic with AmsterdamDinner funds
The Shree Hindu Mandal Hospital in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, is building a new HIV/AIDS wing funded by a donation from the AmsterdamDinner, an AIDS fundraiser, in 2007.
The Shree Hindu Mandal hospital is a non-profit organization that started in 1953 as a small outpatient clinic. Now, in 2008, it has become a hospital with a 24-hour in- and outpatient service for almost 300 patients per day and 60 beds for inpatient care. Over 60% of patients have HIV-related health problems and in order to provide more and better care, the hospital needs to expand.
Preparations for the construction of the HIV/AIDS wing are in full progress. The new clinic is being built on a plot that is currently used as a car park, next to the Shree Hindu Mandal hospital. A local architect company, Sumar Varma Associates (SVA), has completed a detailed design for the new building. Through a tender procedure, a construction firm has been selected by a committee consisting of members of Shree Hindu Mandal, the architect company and PharmAccess. PharmAccess is monitoring the construction together with Logistics Engineering Ltd., a Dar es Salaam-based engineering consultancy.
The construction should be completed by March 2009.
Soil testing for the new clinic on the parking lot next to the Shree Hindu Mandal Hospital