Inauguration of the Mohammed VI Perinatal Clinic, a model of Moroccan-Malian cooperation

The official inauguration ceremony of the Mohammed VI Perinatal Clinic took place on Thursday morning in Bamako, under the chairmanship of the Malian Prime Minister, Choguel Kokalla Maïga, and in the presence of the King’s Ambassador to Mali, Driss Isbayene.

The Mohammed VI Perinatal Clinic, located in the fourth arrondissement of Bamako, is the result of Moroccan-Malian cooperation, and one of the social projects to which His Majesty King Mohammed VI continues to pay attention and attention, since the Souverain laid the first stone in February 2014.

Thus, the King ensured that this Clinic, built on a total area of ​​5 hectares, including 7,270 m2 covered, meets the latest international standards in terms of gynecology and that it is a reference throughout the West African region.

The health establishment thus aims to provide specialized perinatal and postnatal services to infants and premature babies, to take care of high-risk pregnancies and to limit maternal and infant mortality.

This health structure has many services, namely intensive care and resuscitation for mothers, neonatal resuscitation (serious cases requiring artificial ventilation), and neonatology.

As for the exploration platform, it is equipped with radiology with conventional ultrasound radio and scanner, angiography, a specialized laboratory, two operating theatres, four delivery rooms, a reception for accompanying families and an administration.

The clinic is equipped with various types of necessary state-of-the-art medical equipment including magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), x-rays, x-rays, ultrasound ultrasound (EUS) machines, two fully equipped suites for operations, a medical analysis laboratory, as well as delivery rooms.

This health structure has an overall capacity of 79 beds, 5,000 births per year with the possibility of treating up to 2,000 caesarean sections, 1,400 admissions per year in intensive care and resuscitation of mothers, and 470 admissions per year in neonatology and neonatal resuscitation.

King Mohammed VI, accompanied by the former Malian president, the late Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta, presided, in February 2014 in Bamako, at the ceremony to lay the first stone for the construction of this modern and integrated perinatal clinic. Construction work on the Clinic ended in 2017, before this structure was made available to the Malian authorities.

Over the past few weeks, training has been organized for the benefit of the medical and technical staff working in the Clinic supervised by the Mohammed VI Foundation for Sustainable Development on the use of state-of-the-art machines and equipment available in this reference health establishment. .

These trainings were supervised by a team of Moroccan doctors and technicians. They were followed by others remotely, for a smooth start.

Speaking on this occasion, Driss Isbayene stressed that this Clinic is a concrete model of South-South and, particularly, Moroccan-Malian cooperation, driven by King Mohammed VI, who continues to attach great importance to women and to African children.

He added that the realization of this health infrastructure reflects the solidity of the fruitful relations of cooperation and partnership linking the two countries, and the African policy of the King, “social, solidarity and humanitarian”.

For his part, Diéminatou Sangaré, Malian Minister of Health and Social Development, expressed his heartfelt thanks to the King, “for this donation which will contribute to preserving the health of mothers and children in Mali”.

She expressed her high gratitude to the Sovereign for His “benevolent efforts and his continued support for Mali and its people”, considering “Clinique Mohammed VI as a model of south-south cooperation, from which Malians will benefit. »

“We now have a modern medical center for the benefit of women and infants,” she had declared to the press, on the sidelines of the launch of the training program for health executives.

“I am proud that this clinic has an integrated medical service for surgical operations, another for emergency care, a capacity of 79 beds, scanners, X-ray machines and treatment rooms. exams »said, for his part, Wadidie Founè Coulibaly, Minister for the Promotion of Women, Children and the Family.

She also wanted to express her heartfelt thanks to King Mohammed VI, “who continues to support Mali and its people”.

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