HM King Mohammed VI Chairs Signing Ceremony of Partnership Agreement on Deployment of Connected Mobile Medical Units in Rural Areas

His Majesty King Mohammed VI chaired, on October 28 at the Royal Palace in Rabat, the signing ceremony of a partnership agreement between Mohammed V Foundation for Solidarity, the Ministry of Health and Social Protection, and MEDIOT Technology, on the deployment of a program of connected mobile medical units aimed at improving access to medical services for rural communities.

This program, whose agreement was signed by Minister of Health and Social Protection, Khalid Ait Taleb, Coordinator and member of the Board of Directors of Mohammed V Foundation for Solidarity, Mohammed El Azami, and CEO of MEDIOT Technology, Mohamed Ben Ouda, is a reflection of the Sovereign’s unwavering commitment to generalizing the right to access health services as one of the major pillars for fostering citizenship and achieving global and integrated human development.

The program is part of the Royal project to reform the health system and generalize social insurance and represents a new model of intervention combining community-based care and telemedicine. This pilot program consists of the deployment of connected medical units in areas with a deficit in access to health services.

Each unit includes a general doctor, two nurses, and an administrative assistant. The units are equipped with cutting-edge biomedical equipment enabling in-person medical consultations for general medicine and specialized teleconsultations via a network with the central telemedicine platform, comprising specialists in gynecology-obstetrics, pediatrics, endocrinology, dermatology, ENT (ear, nose, and throat), cardiology, and pulmonology.

The program’s initial one-year phase will entail the deployment of 50 connected mobile medical units across the Kingdom’s different regions, specifically in 40 provinces. The provinces were selected based on an analysis of the positioning of health centers at the provincial level.

This first phase requires the mobilization of 20 specialist doctors for the central telemedicine platform, 50 general doctors, 100 nurses, and 100 assistants, divided between the different provinces, with an estimated program budget of MAD 180 million.

The connected mobile medical unit program is the fruit of the efforts of the health department to fight medical inaccessibility and improve access to health services in rural areas, drawing on the accumulated expertise and know-how of Mohammed V Foundation for Solidarity in the organization of medical caravans for underprivileged populations living in areas remote from medical facilities.

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