The former Health Minister, Tayeb Bencheikh, passed away at 81 after a long illness.
Rabat – The Moroccan former Minister of Health, Tayeb Bencheikh, died at the age of 81 on Sunday, May 20, after a drawn-out illness.
Announcing the news on their official website, the National Rally of Independents (RNI) expressed their condolences to the deceased’s bereaved family, friends and colleagues, with prayers to the Almighty to show mercy on him and grant him respite.
Bencheikh was a founding member of the RNI and member of its executive board for three decades.
He held several senior positions within the Moroccan government in the 1970s and 1980s as Secretary of State to the Ministry of Planning and Regional Development, Minister Delegate to the Ministry of Economic Affairs, and later as Minister of Public Health.
Bencheikh also served as a member of the House of representatives from 1977 to 1984.
Mr. Bencheikh will be taken to his final resting place after today’s asr (midday) prayer.