A Moroccan actor has strongly slammed Moroccan health sector after a medical error affected his son.
Rabat – Moroccan actor Youssef Joundy strongly criticized the Moroccan health sector when his four-year-old son was a subject to a medical error.
Joundi wrote on his Facebook on December 26 that his four-year-old son fell at school, so he took him to a hospital in Casablanca.
He said the doctor who treated his son is “ignorant” and the hospital he went to is a “ souq (market) for trafficking citizens’ health.”
Even after multiple visits to the hospital, the doctors asserted that his son had no serious injury.
However, distrustful of the doctors and their diagnosis, he took his son to a specialist. After x-rays, doctors found out that his son had a broken elbow.
“I told the doctor that they told me that my son does not have anything wrong. He told me everything is clear in the x-ray,” he added.
He said, “an ignorant doctor in a souq called a hospital, caused my son a surgery.”
While the actor was thankful for the success of the surgery, he strongly criticized the health sector saying that there is no “healthcare in Morocco.” He added that some doctors are only after money.
Many Moroccans have been criticizing the public health sector. In October, dozens of Moroccan doctors condemned the lack of equipment and health sector in Morocco generally.
In its 2016-2017 annual report, made public on August 27, the Court of Auditors identified irregularities in many hospital centers across the country.
The annual report condemned long delays for appointments in Moroccan hospitals, which can exceed 10 months.