Dr. Zohra Elomari, a well-known medical doctor, passed away on Saturday November 23, 2019 in Béni Mellal main hospital, after a short incurable illness. Her death saddened all the inhabitants of Midelt, where the deceased had worked for decades.
Rabat – Dr. Zohra Elomari was a competent general practitioner with a virtuous social and scientific posture who had a great impact on the community.
Dr. Zohra Elomari was an eminent personality who made multiple contributions to the well-being of society. She was a doctor, a painter, a civil society activist, and a mother of three sons.She worked as a lead physician at the Midelt hospital in the maternity center.
Before that, she worked for a short period in Ouazzane hospital. Her career as a doctor was very distinguished because of her dedication to her medical mission and her ability to communicate with patients and their families, which left a good impression on the general public not only in Midelt but also in the whole region.
Her work was not limited to performing her duty, as she reached out to help and support her patients. Her medical work has left a good echo in the hearts of people, especially the deprived. Dr. Zohra Elomari was a reliable doctor and an inspiration to the community. She devoted her life to caring for the needy, the sick, and the poor.
She treated a variety of physical conditions, illnesses, and allergies through the holistic use of plants in conjunction with her profound medical knowledge. She was thus one of the pioneers of the use of medicinal plants for the treatment of prevalent diseases. She also published many articles and co-authored a book with her husband, Dr. Mohamed Mouhib, entitled “Medicinal Plants in Morocco“.
This book is a true reference for medicinal herbs and a valuable contribution to showing the healing properties of some plants available in Morocco and their ability to combat different diseases and preserve human health. This book has shown the advantage of herbs as a natural remedy.
Moreover, Dr. Zohra Elomari helped to raise people’s awareness of the importance of healthy nutrition and wholefoods for the human body.
In addition to her work as a physician, she was a remarkable activist, who had devoted her life to aiding many poor girls to pursue their studies. She provided guidance to women in marginalized districts and combatted gender-based violence. She was respected for her support and relief work for the afflicted, the needy and the poor. Her services and contributions were received with much appreciation and gratitude.
Dr. Zohra Elomari was also a creative painter with a high talent. Her paintings, which were presented in various exhibitions and conferences, won the admiration of many people. Last but not least, she was a role model for many women and men. Her relationship with people was spontaneously warm, which made her communication with all social groups an easy matter, and thus won her the appreciation and love of people.
Dr. Zohra Elomari left behind a personal legacy as bright as the whiteness of her pure heart, a legacy that the inhabitants of Midelt and all her patients will share with pride and love. Her death means we have lost a high-profile medical doctor and a capable and humane physician who embodied human values and a strong attachment to the Moroccan homeland and identity.
She was a brave lady with a great heart and exemplary kindness. She marked society with her generosity, sacrificing herself to help others. She helped thousands of needy women and children. When people had contagious diseases, she showed courage and risked her life to treat them. She cared for poor people by giving them food, water and shelter. She did not keep her money for herself; she distributed alms to the poor, providing them with food and clothing. She did not disregard poor patients on the street; on the contrary, she cared for them and assisted them.
She will remain engraved in the minds of her family, friends, patients, and community. S/he who leaves a beautiful legacy lives on in the hearts of people.
May God have her in His mercy. Amen.