Up to October 2018, a total of 5 million households benefited from the medical assistance system (RAMED), of whom 91% were in poverty and 9% in fragile condition.
According to a report by the ministry on the outcome of its achievements in 2018, recently presented in Casablanca by Health Minister Anas Doukkali in a meeting with representatives of national media, in the framework of expanding health coverage and ensuring the benefit of large social groups, Between 2012 and October 2018 to more than 12 million beneficiaries.
He pointed out that in the same context, more than 76 thousand students benefited from compulsory insurance system from the beginning of the activation of Law 116-12 and Decree 513-18-2 the beginning of the academic year 2017-2018, as well as the signing of a partnership framework agreement to facilitate access For health services for 50,000 immigrants.
As part of the Ministry’s initiatives to promote prevention and control of noncommunicable and chronic diseases, more than 980,000 patients have been covered with hypertension, and high blood pressure medicines have been provided to 60 per cent of patients receiving medical assistance.
More than 870,000 diabetes patients were provided in all primary health care institutions, and medicines were provided free of charge with a financial envelope of about 156 million dirhams per year. In addition, the Ministry guaranteed more than 10 thousand and 359 patients with renal insufficiency, with a allocation of 240,147 million dirhams for the purchase of equipment and supplies Total liquidation of public centers, and 250,320 million MAD under public-private partnership.
With regard to the prevention and control of cancer, the same source said that about 40 centers for early detection of breast and cervical cancer and the purchase of 15 mobile units for mammography were built and equipped, while the Ministry’s budget for cancer treatment was raised to 130 million dirhams annually.
In addition, 10 regional centers for oncology were constructed, renovated and equipped in Rabat, Casablanca, Al Hoceima, Fez, Marrakesh, Agadir, Oujda, Meknès, Tangier and Beni Mellal, as well as the construction and equipping of two polyclinics for gynecology (Rabat, Casablanca) Pediatric Oncology (Rabat, Casablanca, Fez, Marrakesh).