Three Hospitals at a Cost of 1 Billion

8 years, 7 months ago - November 03, 2013
The Ministry of Health plans to invest about Rs 1.03 billion for the construction of three medical units, namely the Institute of Women's Health, a pediatric hospital and a Community Hospital in Agalega.

"Investment in health is now widely recognized as an engine of economic development and investment in human development," said the Matinal, Lormus Bundhoo, Minister of Health, recently. He believes that the government recognizes that health is not a commodity that can be exchanged and that nobody should be denied access to health care or health-promoting interventions.

"During this financial year, government spending on health amounted to Rs 8.67 billion, which represents 2.7% of gross domestic product and 8.8% of total government spending," said there.

On the Institute of Women's Health, he said that 50 acres of land have been identified for its implementation. The institute in question is located Pamplemousses next to the Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam National Hospital. It will aim to provide high-tech medical care and treatment of the highest quality for women to certain conditions. "They will be treated here for all kinds of diseases instead of going abroad for treatment," he told the Minister of Health.

When the Community Hospital in Agalega, it will provide a service of high quality health care that will be easily accessible to the inhabitants of Agalega. The Ministry of Health will work with the Ministry of Public Infrastructure for this project.

"Children are our future and it is our duty to look after them. That is why we are moving forward with the construction of a pediatric hospital for them, "said Lormus Bundhoo. He believes that the health of the child is important not only for children and families, but also for small to have a healthy adulthood. He recalled that it was the decision of Prime Minister Navin Ramgoolam implement this hospital. "We already have consultants working on this project," said Minister of Health. 

 

Text by Le Matinal

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