Ground broken for villas-style psychiatric complex

A groundbreaking ceremony heralds construction of a villas-style psychiatric-care complex. Photo: Courtesy

Mérida, Yucatán — Construction began Wednesday on a modern villa-style complex that will provide supervised housing for thousands of psychiatric patients.

Work on the Villas de Transición del Hospital Psiquiátrico Yucatán began with a ceremonial ground-breaking presided by Gov. Rolando Zapata Bello.

With an investment of more than 146 million pesos, the complex will provide comprehensive care through psychological, psychiatric rehabilitation, as well as brief hospitalizations.

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“With actions like this, Yucatán has been preparing to respond, both to the demands of our local population, as well as to national and international needs, which we can satisfy with the highest standards of service,” said Zapata Bello.

The complex will have a positive impact on the lives of 96,000 potential visitors in a pleasant environment, surrounded by multiple green areas.

Located a few meters from the Hospitales Materno Infantil and the Amistad Corea-México hospital in the south of the city, it includes 10 outpatient cubicles, hospital rooms for 120 patients, and 10 short-stay villas, each with three bedrooms and a bathroom.

The governor lists this project among his administration’s top goals. Other priorities include liberating La Plancha for a park, modernizing the historic train station, the creation of the National School of Higher Education and the restoration of the Sierra Papacal-Chuburna highway.

Source: Press Release

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