As investigations about the death of a Moroccan infant at the Orangers Hospital in Rabat continue, Morocco’s health minister denied that a vaccine was to blame.
Rabat – The minister of health has announced that the death of an infant at the Orangers Maternity Hospital in Rabat was not caused by “poor vaccine quality.”
At the House of Representatives on Monday, Anas Doukkali denied speculations that a new vaccine caused the death of a newborn and sickness in five other babies at the hospital.
Based on investigations surrounding the infant’s death, Doukkali confirmed that the maternity hospital uses the same vaccine as all other hospitals in Morocco which have not recorded any “complications.”
Doukkali noted that the medical staff at the hospital were quick to react and immediately transfer the infants to the hospital’s intensive care unit.
The infants reportedly experienced symptoms such as breathing problems.
The health of the five infants is improving, and four have already been discharged, the minister said.
The incident, which took place on December 19, has sparked angry reactions from Moroccans on social media who blamed the infant’s death on the “poor quality of the healthcare sector” in Morocco.