The minister noted that each region will have its own university hospital center.
Rabat – Morocco’s minister of health, Khalid Ait Taleb, believes that the health sector requires a fundamental review and that cancer is not an ordinary disease and requires more urgent care. The minister stipulated that there will be a change in the appointments given to cancer patients in the future.
He added that the health sector lacks human resources and that the sector needs20 or 30 years to catch up with demand.
Ait Taleb pronounced his remarks during the weekly question session at parliament on Tuesday, December 31.
“We [the ministry] will resort to contracts and partnerships with the private sector, expertise, and further training,” he said.
The minister announced that a university hospital center will be established in each region, and that the training will be conducted at the level of the medical specialties that each region lacks.
He further noted that the long waiting periods for an appointment are only in some hospitals and not representative of all health institutions.
“The appointment system that is implemented in all hospital centers enables citizens to take appointments, either through the website or by telephone or physical transportation to the place, with some exceptions to urgent cases.”
Ait Taleb continued that “in some countries, the patient waits a year or two to undergo simple operations, and we have to strive to know how long the appointment will last.”
The Minister of Health emphasized that the problem can only be solved through the policy of proximity, and there are measures that the Ministry of Health has taken to implement the approach with an equitable distribution of human resources and medical competencies across each region.