MOROCCO – Moroccan King Mohammed VI has officially initiated the construction of US$559 million Ibn Sina Hospital with a capacity of more than 1,000 beds to strengthen healthcare delivery in the Rabat-Sale-Kenitra region.

The hospital company known as Ibn Sina has several centres with modern architecture and new advanced technologies in other countries such as Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Afghanistan.

The construction of the Moroccan Ibn Sina Hospital involves a hospitalization tower, a medical-technical center with five floors, 11-floor tower dedicated to the National League for the Fight against Cardiovascular Diseases, a Conference Center, Training Center and a Boarding School.

The facility will offer quality health services including intensive care, outpatient care, emergencies, severe burns and follow-up care, rehabilitative services, respiratory illness treatment, dialysis care among other medical services.

The hospital tower project covering an area totaling 11.4 hectares meets the standards of bio-climatic and sustainable development and it is estimated to be complete in 4 years. It will be 140 meters high with 34 floors and 3 floors below ground level.

The future hospital is in line with the Moroccan government plans for the development of hospital infrastructures, the strengthening of basic health services and bringing them closer to citizens.

The country has also invested in the training of human resources in the health sector that is adapted to the scientific and technological developments that have taken place in terms of treatment, prevention, management and health governance.

Morocco proposes consolidation of African healthcare institutions

Meanwhile, the Moroccan Government supports the consolidation of African health care institutions in tackling the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic as well as future emerging public health threats.

The consolidation of African health care institutions requires collaboration between national institutions across the continent to enhance access to quality health infrastructure and to further support COVID-19 recovery in Africa.

Furthermore, Morocco’s Permanent Representative to the African Union Mohamed Arrouchi invited the African Center for Disease Control and Prevention to provide member states with an executive summary on the status of health infrastructure in the continent.

Africa CDC findings should enable African governments to monitor the COVID-19 developments within their countries for better informed decision-making,” noted Mohamed Arrouchi.

Africa CDC Director John Nkengasong welcomed the healthcare proposal Africa since African solidarity is essential to mitigate the impact of the pandemic on African economies while applauding Moroccan efforts in curbing the widespread coronavirus in Africa.

Moreover, the International Monetary Fund has also acknowledged Morocco among the countries that rapidly reacted to the COVID-19 crisis including the implemented vaccination plan, social protection system and other economic measures targeting the public sector.

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