HM the King Lays Foundation Stone of Psycho-Social Rehabilitation Center at Ibn Rochd University Hospital in Casablanca
HM King Mohammed VI laid, Saturday at the Ibn Rochd University Hospital in Casablanca, the foundation stone of a psycho-social rehabilitation center, a solidarity-based project that once again illustrates the special interest of the Sovereign in promoting the health sector in general and mental health in particular.
The 14-million-dirham project, initiated by the Mohammed V Foundation for Solidarity, reinforces the momentum of cohesion and mutual assistance generated by the National Solidarity Campaign (March 15-25).
It is part of the action plan of the Foundation and aims at supporting the national health sector, by strengthening the existing medical supply, improving access to health care for the poorest population, and integrating a complementary social approach into the mechanisms of accompanying patients and beneficiaries.
As an integral part of the Casablanca-Settat regional medico-social program (2016-2020), supported by the Mohammed V Foundation for Solidarity, the future center aims to take care of patients with serious and chronic psychological and mental illnesses, with a view to reducing the deleterious effects of this handicap and promoting their social and professional reintegration.
It will allow treated patients, estimated at more than 1,300 a year, to break with the isolation caused by mental pathology, as it will promote the development of their relational abilities, the acquisition of some professional skills and the improvement of their feeling of well-being.
Built on a covered area of 1,820 m2, the psycho-social rehabilitation center will be built within the Ibn Rochd university psychiatric centre and will include a therapeutic center, a socio-educational center, an administrative center and a reception area.
MAP 18 March 2017