Al Haouz Earthquake: Mohammed VI Foundation for Solidarity Organizes Cataract Surgery Campaign

Mohammed V Foundation for Solidarity is pursuing its medical and humanitarian aid actions in favor of the populations affected by Al Haouz earthquake, launching, between November 10 and 12, a cataract surgery campaign at the Tahanaout Provincial Hospital Center (CHP).

According to a press release by the Foundation issued on November 9, this solidarity initiative is part of the medical care plan implemented by the Foundation upon the High Instructions of His Majesty King Mohammed VI, may Allah assist Him, since the very first days of the earthquake.

The same source added that this surgical campaign was planned as part of the ongoing medical services offered at the field hospital deployed by the Foundation in Talat N’Yaaqoub, as a follow-up to the ophthalmology consultations that diagnosed cases requiring cataract surgery.

Mohammed V Foundation for Solidarity also reported that 200 patients from several douars and localities, including Talat N’Yaaqoub, Asni, and Ouirgane, have been identified, adding that these patients had undergone preoperative consultations (biological check-up and medical examination) on November 7 and 8, and will benefit from free surgery and clothing.

The Foundation will also cover the patients’ transport to and from the hospital, as well as their return to their place of residence. Post-operative follow-up will be carried out by ophthalmology specialists mobilized at Talat N’Yaaqoub and/or the Tahanouat Provincial Hospital Center (CHP).

The campaign will be carried out in collaboration with the regional and provincial departments of the Ministry of Health and Social Protection, local authorities, and the Moroccan Medical Solidarity Association, which will provide two ophthalmic surgical units.

The Foundation also stated that a large number of human and technical resources will be mobilized to ensure the smooth running of the campaign, noting that in addition to the Foundation’s team (medical staff and social workers), a workforce of 11 surgeons and 39 nurses, as well as volunteer student nurses, will be taking part in this solidarity campaign.

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