The health ministry launched the 2018-2019 Riaya (Care) operation yesterday to ensure health coverage for Moroccans living in regions affected by cold weather and snow.
Rabat – Following King Mohammed VI’s instructions, the operation will continue until March 30, in accordance with the guidelines of the “Health 2025” Plan, primarily to improve primary health care facilities and the network of medical and social establishments.
Speaking at a ceremony in Rabat, health minister Anas Doukkali reviewed the health ministry’s measures targeting 28 provinces in 7 regions.
The operation plans to provide better medical care to people living in remote areas through community health services and promoting basic health, prevention, and awareness at health centers.
The minister explained that the ministry has taken measures to ensure the availability of human resources, equipment, and transportation means at the 360 health centers in the concerned areas, with the goal for mobile medical units to conduct 4,248 field visits.
The health ministry will organize 163 specialized medical caravans and set up a coordination system between mobile medical units, the provincial emergency system, and the caravans.
The ministry will mobilize 2,478 hea lth professionals as well as bio-medical equipment and medical laboratories.
Doukkali concluded by saying that the ministry has allocated MAD 5 million for medicines and medical equipment and MAD 800,000 to maintain mobile units.