Meknes hospital fire puts two-thirds of the family out of commission, and elected officials call on Ait Taleb to take urgent action

Following the fire that caused significant losses at the Mohammed V Hospital in Meknes, the city’s elected officials asked the Minister of Health and Social Welfare to take urgent measures to care for the patients who were transferred and collected, and to speed up the repair of the losses caused by the fire, which left most of the hospital’s medical beds inoperative.

The fire that broke out last Tuesday reduced the number of work beds to about a third, after more than 160 medical beds were left unusable due to damage to the electrical connection lines of the different medical services of the hospital.

Parliamentarian Marwa Al-Ansari urged the Minister of Health to take urgent measures to care for the sick and repair the losses caused by the fire, noting that this health institution no longer covers the minimum needs for the care of a workforce of nearly a million people.

For his part, Muhammad Al-Bukaili, deputy mayor of the city, called for the intervention of the Minister of Health and Social Assistance and the search for emergency solutions to the problem, noting that the hospital was forced to reduce the number of patients he sponsors within his interests. Al-Bukaili recorded that the minister had promised, in his communication with local officials, to find emergency solutions to the problem.

The fire had led the hospital administration to transfer patients who were following their treatments in various specialties after merging a series of interests with each other. The Department of Neurosurgery and Brain was merged with the Department of Orthopedics, while the Department of General Surgery and Urology was merged with the Department of Pediatric Surgery, and the Department of Pediatric Diseases was merged with the Department of Neurology and Burns, while the Department The Department of Endocrine Diseases and the Department of Heart Diseases were merged with the Department of Thoracic Diseases The department of gastroenterology was merged with the department of internal medicine.