Resumption of renovation works is part of an emergency commitment to contain Covid-19 signed with Mariana’s Municipal Office
Last Wednesday (4/1), the Renova Foundation resumed the renovation and expansion works of the Children’s Psychosocial Care Center (CAPSij) in Mariana, located in the historic center of the town. The decision is part of an agreement signed with Mariana’s Municipal Office in order to urgently strengthen the public health system in actions related to the fight against the Covid-19 virus. The use of the center as a point for assisting the population will be at the discretion of the municipality.
Construction has been halted since March 20. The suspension followed the guidelines of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Ministry of Health for prevention and safety in the face of the pandemic. These are the only works to be resumed. All others, such as works in the resettlements, remain suspended.
Local employees were being remobilized starting March 25th under strict security control to prevent Covid-19. The works were already 95% completed. It is expected that they will be delivered within 30 days after the resumption of activities.
According to Moyzes Rosgrin, executive manager of Large Constructions at the Renova Foundation, the 300 square meters of constructed area will house new consulting rooms, nursing post and reception, and offices for health care professionals.
CAPSij’s original project provides for mental health care for the population affected by the Fundao dam collapse, to be carried out by a multidisciplinary team formed by clinical psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, speech therapists, occupational therapists, sociologists and art therapists.
The Renova Foundation made resources available to the municipality for the selection and hiring process of mental health care professionals. The Municipal Health Department will be responsible for the management of the new center.