Rabat - Moroccan Minister of Health Houcine El Ouardi said on Wednesday that the Mausoleum of Bouya Omar, a facility 50 kilometers outside Marrakech where hundreds of mentally ill are often kept in chains and completely cut off from the outside world, will be replaced with a modern institution.

Local residents are seen standing outside the shrine of Bouya Omar, in the village of the same name, some 86 km east of Marrakesh, on March 20, 2014 (AFP Photo:Fadel Senna)