Taroudant - Moroccan doctor Zouhair Lahna announced on his Facebook page that the socio-medical center Injab in Casablanca, created to offer free medical services to poor refugees, is now operational.
Taroudant – Moroccan doctor Zouhair Lahna announced on his Facebook page that the socio-medical center Injab in Casablanca, created to offer free medical services to poor refugees, is now operational.
The initiative is supported by a group of NGO’s, and aims to offer the beneficiaries free preventive and curative care. The medical services will be provided by a team led by the gynecologist, in addition to two general practitioners, a midwife, a social worker and an administrative assistant.
The new socio-medical center is located in Farah Oulfa Salam neighborhood, which comprises a “large community of Syrian refugees and sub-Saharan Africans.”
Alongside a permanent team, the center Injab counts on doctor volunteers in all specialties, who will offer their expertise for free, as well as clinics and hospitals that will allow doctor volunteers to “perform the necessary surgery at low cost for the benefit of the target populations.”
The center will be funded by the fundraising campaigns carried out by the group of partner associations, individual donors, governments, and international cooperation.
The doctor posted on his Facebook page a video of the first patient hosted by the center Injab. The patient is a Cameroonian refugee, who is apparently visiting the doctor for pregnancy checkup.
Première consultation heureuse d’une réfugiée Camerounaise par…Première consultation heureuse d’une réfugiée Camerounaise par Dr. Zouhair Lahna au centre Injab Casablanca 15 janvier 2016 Dr. Zouhair Lahna
Posted by Injab on Friday, 15 January 2016
Last September, the gynecologist wrote on his Facebook page about his project, saying “For a while, I was wondering about the feasibility of setting up a medical center to help the needy and uprooted Syrian and sub-Saharan African refugees whom we come across every day in front of mosques and the junctions of Casablanca’s major axes, with children on their backs.”
Lahna said that the clinic would provide free health care also to needy Moroccans.
Dr. Zouhair Lahna, is known for his humanitarian services. In 2014, he had volunteered to help treat the Palestinians who were victims of Israeli aggression on the Gaza Strip.
According to figures from the High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR), Morocco is home to more than 5,000 Syrian refugees.