His Majesty the King Inaugurates, Launches Medical Projects in Casablanca

HM the King Inaugurates, Launches Medical Projects in CasablancaHis Majesty King Mohammed VI on 14th February 2016, inaugurated and launched several projects, which are meant to promote the medical services at the Ibn Rochd University hospital in Casablanca.

The Sovereign inaugurated a new maternity ward at the Abderrahim Harouchi Children Hospital and the new emergency ward at the 20 août 1953 Hopsital, and launched the construction works of an emergency ward (Trauma center) and a psychiatric center at the Ibn Rochd University hospital.

With a total budget of 250 million dirhams, these projects are consistent with the goals of the program aimed at upgrading the Greater Casablanca by equipping the economic metropolis with modern infrastructure and facilities to meet the expectations of local populations.

These projects will contribute to improve the health services in Casablanca and consolidate the capacities of the Ibn Rochd University hospital, a breeding ground for talent, training and research.

The maternity ward at the Abderrahim Harouchi Children Hospital aims to contribute to achieve the third UN sustainable development goal which relates to reducing neonatal and maternal mortality.

Covering an area of 3,754 square meters, this ward (53 million dirhams) comprises, notably, rooms for training, consulting, ultrasound, delivery, new-born care and monitoring high-risk pregnancies.

 As for the new emergency ward at the 20 août 1953 Hospital, it covers an area of 1,290 square meters and required a budget of 16.7 million dirhams.

This new ward, which is endowed with state-of-the-art equipment, is consistent with the national plan of medical emergencies, presented to His Majesty the King in Fez in March 2013.

Regarding the emergency ward (Trauma center), which the Sovereign launched its construction works, it will require a budget of 132 million dirhams and will further reinforce emergency services for adults suffering from ophthalmologic, otorhinolaryngologic and psychiatric diseases.

In addition, the psychiatric center at the Ibn Rochd University hospital, which will require 48 million dirhams, aims to provide health services for people suffering from psychological disorders.