Khalid Yassine, who introduces himself as a doctor, called on the minister of health to intervene to rescue health care conditions in Morocco, emphasizing that people's lives are not games.
Rabat – For the last 24 hours, Moroccan social media has been buzzing after an Arab doctor shared a video denouncing Morocco’s health care system in the strongest terms.
The video shows the foreign national from an unidentified Arab country speaking up against the “inferior” treatment he and his daughter experienced at a private clinic in Casablanca. He described the clinic as “unprofessional.”
The man, who introduced himself as Dr. Khalid Yassine, said that he took his daughter to Clinique Jerrada Oasis in Casablanca following a fall. He gave no further details about his daughter’s condition.
The man filmed himself in front of the clinic, saying that he had never thought he and his daughter would be “victims” of the “unprofessional” health sector in Morocco.
He said that such institutions function without any “monitoring” and do not meet basic healthcare standards.
“I am myself a doctor and I have been working in this field and I taught doctors, nurses, and technicians but I never imagined that the situation would be as unprofessional as I have seen it today.”
The man said that the clinic employees asked him to pay before checking his daughter into the hospital.
He said that the health institute staff asked him to pay €250 for a CT scan or computerized tomography.
“I never saw something like paying more than €250 for a ct scan without having a specialist to read the report.”
He said that no one at the clinic even signed the report after the scan.
He said that the clinic’s staff told him that a radiologist checked the report.
“How did she check it? Did she check analyzed it from her phone?” he said angrily.
The man added that nobody gave his daughter any painkillers.
He went on to denounce Moroccan healthcare more widely, saying: “People’s lives are not a game (….) we have seen several similar incidents due to poor healthcare in Morocco.”
The man concluded his video with a call for the Moroccan health minister to intervene.
“Who is responsible for all of that?” he asked rhetorically, emphasizing that the minister of health should be monitoring the situation.
The incident comes just weeks after a video of a woman giving birth in the streets of Fez shocked Moroccan social media users.
In the video, the woman can be seen giving birth in the street just outside the University Hospital of Fez.
Morocco’s healthcare sector is suffering a crisis due to a lack of resources in public institutions and a lack of qualified workers.
During a recent cabinet reshuffle, Morocco’s head of government sacked former health minister Anass Doukkali. Khaled Ait Taib, a surgeon, stepped into the empty cabinet seat.
The Jerrada Oasis Clinic in Casablanca did not respond to a request for comment from Morocco World News.