Dakhla: Organization of American-Moroccan Medical, Surgical Caravan

A team of American and Moroccan doctors is organizing, between July 25 and 30, a multidisciplinary medical and surgical caravan for the inhabitants of the Dakhla-Oued Eddahab region.

Organized by the Moroccan Embassy in Washington, the Volunteer Morocco association, and the Fondation du Sud, in cooperation with the “Paul Chester” Foundation and the Regional Directorate of Health and Social Protection, the caravan, based in Hassan II hospital in Dakhla, aims to improve access to medical services for the region’s citizens and reduce the waiting time for surgical appointments.

Several citizens of the province of Oued Eddahab are currently benefiting from the services provided by this caravan, which coincides with the occasion of the 24th anniversary of Throne Day.

In a statement to the press, the Director of the Moroccan-American surgical mission, Aziz El Madi, stated that approximately 120 surgical procedures are scheduled, including pediatric, gynecological, and cervicofacial operations.

For his part, volunteer doctor Bill Chester emphasized that the operations are conducted under excellent conditions, pointing out that a highly-qualified technical and medical team had been mobilized to carry out some relatively complex surgical operations.

In a similar context, the Regional Director of Health and Social Protection for Dakhla-Oued Eddahab, Kamal El Yansli, emphasized that this surgical caravan aims to bring medical services closer to the citizen by performing several surgical interventions in several specialties, adding that it also seeks to shorten waiting lists at Hassan II hospital in Dakhla.

This multidisciplinary surgical caravan, which has mobilized approximately 70 Moroccan and American doctors specializing in surgery and anesthesia, aims to bring health services closer together and alleviate the suffering of patients suffering from illnesses requiring surgery.

This caravan also organized surgical operations and medical consultations in several specialties at Bir Gandouz Center and El Guergarat border post.

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