By Asmaa Bahadi
By Asmaa Bahadi
Rabat – On Friday, February 26, 2016, The Delegation of the Ministry of Health recruited medical and nursing staff to fly aboard a medical helicopter at an altitude higher than 2000 meters, under the supervision of the Department of Urgent Medical Assistance of Marrakesh (SAMU in French) towards rural villages like Sitty Fatma and Amenzal.
The medical staff was sent order to conduct the necessary examinations and provide the necessary medicines for the benefit of the citizens of these rural areas. In addition to this, they offered vaccinations for women and children, according to the National Program of Immunization.
These villages are surrounded by snow that prevents access by road, leaving them without vital medical resources, and thus requiring the use of entrance of professional via helicopter.
Both the governor of Haouz province and the regional representative kept eye on all the stages that the medical convoy went through by checking on all health cases of citizens living in the village.
Thanks to coordination between the Houz prefecture and the Regional Directorate of Health of Marrakech-Tansift-Haouz region, the medical helicopter was able to fly between Tahannaout and Amenzal village to provide medical check-ups for more than 200 people and deliver medicines and medical supplies. They were also able to vaccinate a total of 46 women and children and monitor the health of five pregnant women.
The procedures taken aimed to support health coverage services in remote areas with difficult access caused by climatic fluctuations.