The Head of Government, Mr. Aziz Akhannouch, held on Tuesday, April 11, 2023, in Rabat, a meeting dedicated to tracking the implementation of health reform workshops, in the presence of the Minister of Health and Social Protection, Mr. Khalid Ait Taleb, the Minister of Higher Education, Scientific Research and Innovation, Mr. Abdellatif Miraoui, and the Minister Delegate to the Minister of Economy and Finance in charge of the budget, Mr. Fouzi Lekjaa.
In the embodiment of the Royal Will calling for a radical reform of the national health system, the Head of Government praised during the meeting the positive progress in the various programs related to the reform of the health system, calling on the concerned sectors to accelerate the implementation of all reform axes, which are based on four main pillars: strengthening hospital governance, valuing human resources, rehabilitating the health offer, as well as digitizing the national health system.
The Head of Government praised the achievements made in terms of valuing and motivating human resources, reforming the system of training health cadres, expanding the scope of their training, in addition to the near completion of the first phase related to the rehabilitation of 450 centers, with a view to reaching 1,400 health centers.
Mr. Aziz Akhannouch stressed that the projects to establish the faculties of medicine, pharmacy, and dentistry, programmed in Errachidia, Beni Mellal and Guelmim, are on the right track, in full respect of the deadlines, explaining that these projects would be an attractive space for health frameworks from the people of these regions, which may contribute to filling the shortage of doctors at the level of "medical deserts".
During the meeting, it was stressed that the government is committed to improving the health offer, by providing various material and human resources, in order to respond to the requirements of the royal workshops related to social protection.
It is worth mentioning that the workshops to reform the national health system enshrine the pillars of the social state, which enable the achievement of territorial justice in access to health and hospital services for all citizens.