The infrastructural outlook of health institutions is but a mirror of the quality of services offered, especially in terms of accessibility. The Ministry of Health and Wellness is, therefore, setting up state-of-the-art infrastructures around the island to cater for the need of the whole population. The Project Implementation Unit (PIU) is responsible for the proper implementation of minor infrastructural works and capital projects.
Consultancy Services for the implementation of major public health infrastructural projects have been entrusted to Hospital Services Consultancy Corporation (India) Ltd., a Government of India enterprise under a G to G Agreement with the Government of India. The Ministry of National Infrastructure and Community Development (MNICD) also provides technical expertise for the implementation infrastructural projects.
The different projects implemented over the past two years are as follows:
1. New ENT Hospital, Vacoas
The New ENT Hospital was e-launched on 03 October 2019 jointly by the Prime Minister of India and the Prime Minister of Mauritius. The Hospital has been constructed at the existing site of the old ENT Hospital at Vacoas. The services provided thereat are:
2. New Cancer Hospital (Phase 1)
Since 1969, the Victoria Hospital has been accommodating the sole Department of Radiotherapy with no major upgrading of existing infrastructure thereat.
A soft launching of the Renovated Building (Phase 1) of the New Cancer Hospital at Solferino was held on 23 October 2020. The opening of the Renovated Building will ease to some extent the pressure at the Victoria Hospital through the provision of chemotherapy services and to ensure that all patients benefit from the required treatment. The New Building (Phase 2) of the New Cancer Hospital is expected to be completed in June 2021.
3. New Floréal Mediclinic
The New Floréal Mediclinic was inaugurated on 30 January 2020. The design and supervision of the works were done by the Ministry of National Infrastructure and Community Development. The new Floréal Mediclinic is the first Mediclinic in Health Region 5 and the following services are provided:
4. New Petite Rivière AHC
A new Area Health Centre was constructed at Petite Rivière to replace the old Community Health Centre thereat in order to cater for the increasing number of patient's attendances and coping with the demand for additional health services in the catchment area. The new AHC was inaugurated on 06 February 2020 and provides the following services:
5. New Tombeau Bay CHC
The New Tombeau Bay Community Health Centre caters for a population of around 13,000 inhabitants from a catchment area covering the following villages: Baie du Tombeau, St. Malo and St Joseph. The CHC was inaugurated on 04 March 2020 and the Ministry provides the following services threat:
6. New Phoenix CHC
A new Community Health Centre was launched at Phoenix on 08 May 2019. The CHC is providing the following services:
7. Flu Clinics (COVID-19 Testing Centre) at Regional Hospitals
In view of the national response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Flu' Clinics (COVID-19 testing centres) were constructed at each of the five regional Hospitals. The purpose of the Flu Clinics is to separate patients with COVID-19 or flu-like symptoms to a one-stop-shop outstation within the hospital's compound where they would be systematically screened for COVID-19.
The World Health Organisation and the United Nations Development Programme have provided financial support for the construction of one Flu Clinic each. Furthermore, IBL Ltd. provided financial support for the construction of two Flu Clinics. All the Flu Clinics are fully operational and are helping in the prevention of resurgence of the disease.