Rabat – On Thursday in Rabat, King Mohammed VI launched the construction of the new “Ibn Sina” hospital, a futuristic project that will strengthen the kingdom’s health services with a reception capacity of more than 1,000 beds.
Mobilizing investments of more than 6 billion dirhams, this project with a strong social impact is part of an overall vision to strengthen the current healthcare structure in the Kingdom. It testifies to the special interest that the Sovereign attaches to the health sector, in particular through the development of hospital infrastructures, the strengthening of basic health services and bringing them closer to the citizens.
Its achievement also testifies to the central role that the Moroccan sovereign assigns to the teaching of human resources in this vital sector, and his willingness to provide them with quality education, adapted to scientific and technological developments in treatment, prevention, management and health management. in accordance with international standards.
The future hospital will make it possible to ensure more complementarity in the health map at the level of the Rabat-Salé-Kénitra region, while at the same time restoring the “Ibn Sina” hospital, built in 1954, to the historic site it occupied as breeding ground. basis for skills and a structure for medical research.
A new generation of care structure, the new hospital to be built on land with a total area of 11.4 ha, aims to be modern in terms of its architecture, the quality of the care offered and the integration of new advanced technologies.
It will consist of a hospital tower (R + 33 floors, with 2 lower levels), a five-storey medical-technical center (with three levels
lower), an 11-story tower (with three lower levels) dedicated to the National League for the Fight against Cardiovascular Diseases, a conference center and a fitness center, and a boarding school.
The northeastern part of the site, which houses the current hospital, will be converted into green areas and gardens and will eventually house a medicine museum and other annexes.
With a covered area of more than 190,000 m2, the future hospital will include a hospital center, intensive care units, day hospitals, outpatient clinics, investigation, emergency and follow-up and rehabilitation units, resuscitation units, a ward for severe burns. , a service for severe respiratory disease, a hemodialysis center and technical platforms. It will have a capacity of 1,044 beds, including 148 beds dedicated to resuscitation and intensive care units.
This hospital with high-tech standards and unique and innovative architecture will also have a helicopter pad, a parking lot with a capacity of 1,300 parking spaces and green areas to promote healing and relaxation for patients in recovery. It will incorporate in its design the best practices in eco-construction as well as new generation of technologies (solar filters, solar panels, natural ventilation, rainwater recovery and its use for irrigation of the green areas of the hospital), enabling better energy efficiency, ii in line with Morocco’s commitments on sustainable development.
This project, which will be completed within 48 months, will consolidate the supply of care in the Rabat-Salé-Kénitra region, which currently has 10 university hospitals and 12 provincial and prefectural hospitals with a total capacity of 4,433 beds (173 intensive care units). nursing beds, including 126 at the Center Hospitalier Universitaire Ibn Sina). This capacity was to stand at 5,049 beds by the end of 2022 with the commissioning of 7 hospital projects, which are nearing completion.
This futuristic hospital complex that meets international standards will thus be added to the many development projects launched by the Sovereign of Rabat, the city of light, the Moroccan capital of culture, and aims to strengthen its influence and attractiveness internationally.