A first in Morocco. The prototype of a resuscitation bed, designed and manufactured 100% in Morocco in accordance with international standards in terms of safety and performance and at a competitive price, was presented Thursday evening in Casablanca, in the presence of the Minister of Industry, trade, green and digital economy, Moulay Hafid Elalamy.
This prototype was designed as part of a public-private collaboration between the Ministry of Industry, industrial companies, an engineering office and technical centers. It represents a viable and accessible alternative to imported beds, allowing Morocco to face the challenges of the covid-19 pandemic at a competitive cost in a context of a shortage of this type of beds in certain regions of the world, as well as to provide possibly other countries, especially in Africa.
This project makes it possible to meet national needs for equipment and supplies intended for the health sector and to support government guidelines aimed at promoting local production. Mr. Elalamy made it clear that this Moroccan bed is 30% to 75% cheaper than what is imported from abroad. It complies with international standards, in particular IEC 60601-2-52, for patient safety. Developed in nine weeks, this prototype has a metal structure designed in 3D, to health and medical standards with industrialization know-how mastered in Morocco. As for the electronic part, it integrates existing solutions on the market and allows nursing staff, thanks to a multimedia control console, to perform the necessary manipulations for intensive care patients.
It should be noted that the project team includes in addition to the Ministries of Industry and Health, Altran, Maroc bureau, GroupElec Engima, Richbond, Aviarail, EFOA, the Center for Studies and Research of Metallurgical Industries, mechanical, electrical and electronic (CERIMME) and the Technical Center for Wood and Furniture Industries (CTIBA).