The Minister of Health and Social Protection, Khalid Ait Taleb, indicated that a total of 1,914,338 appointments were granted in public hospitals in 2022 via the digital platform “Mawiidi”.
Speaking before the House of Representatives on Monday, Ait Taleb pointed out that these appointments constitute 34% of the total number that has been granted, noting that the waiting time for a “scanner” examination appointment corresponds to a of 52 days, which is a lower average than that recorded at the world level.
The Minister also explained that the medical services provided are mainly linked to human resources who are experiencing constraints, adding that his department “tries to respond to these constraints as soon as possible after the generalization of medical coverage, which will strengthen competitiveness and attractiveness”.
In response to a question on “the implementation of the social protection project”, Mr. Ait Taleb praised the legal arsenal relating to medical coverage, noting that the transfer of beneficiaries from the “RAMED” system to the compulsory health insurance had experienced a disruption that will soon be overcome, and that it is a “transitional and temporary phase”.
On the other hand, the minister affirmed that there is a follow-up of the health offer, highlighting the great efforts that have been made, particularly in the context of the pandemic, through the addition of approximately 22,000 beds. and increasing the number of intensive care beds from 684 to 5,260.
He pointed out that 80% of investments in the health sector go to the public sector.
A great effort is made to enhance attractiveness, he continued, explaining that the constraint posed is mainly related to human resources, which hinders the compatibility between investments, infrastructure and work.