Morocco/Al-Haouz earthquake: Imi N'oulaoune residents benefit from multidisciplinary medical caravan
The inhabitants of the rural commune of Imi N'oulaoune (Ouarzazate province) benefited on Saturday from a multidisciplinary medical caravan, with a view to providing assistance to those affected by the September 8 earthquake.
This medical caravan is part of the efforts made by the Ministry of Health and Social Protection, in execution of the High Royal Instructions, to mobilize all the human resources and logistical means necessary to help the earthquake victims.
Organized by the provincial delegation of the Ministry of Health and Social Protection, the caravan carried out 944 consultations for 761 inhabitants of the commune ofImi N'oulaoune, under the supervision of 90 doctors, nurses and health executives, in addition to private-sector doctors from the province of Ouarzazate.
On Friday, the caravan, comprising 5 mobile medical units - a medical biology laboratory, radiology, gynecology, ophthalmology and dentistry units - carried out 1.498 medical consultations for 866 inhabitants of the Khouzama commune.
It also covers other specialties such as cardiology, gastroenterology, neurology and pneumo-phthisiology, as Mohamed Benbakh, a doctor at the hospital, reminded MAP in a statement. Mohamed Benbakh, an ENT (ear, nose and throat) specialist, told MAP that the aim of this initiative is to bring health services closer to the public.
He added that the caravan distributed medicines free of charge to the inhabitants of the various communes, and also provided psychological assistance for earthquake victims by specialists.
The rural commune of Imi N'oulaoune, with a population of 32,000 spread over 71 douars, is one of the four communes (Khouzama, Tidili and Telouet) hardest hit by the earthquake in the province of Ouarzazate.
The caravan, organized in coordination with the province of Ouarzazate and the Draa-Tafilalet regional directorate for health and social protection, will also benefit the inhabitants of the communes of Tidili and Telouet.