2.2 billion dirhams per year to improve the financial situation of health professionals

During the Council of Ministers on July 13, the government adopted the implementation of the draft framework law relating to the national health system, thus continuing to upgrade the health sector, as indicated in the framework note relating to the 2023 finance bill.

In detail, it is about upgrading the supply of care through the continuation of the rehabilitation of primary health care establishments and hospitals, the institutionalization of the obligation to respect the care circuit, the digitization of the health system, as well as strengthening the governance of the health system through the creation of territorial health groups.

There is also talk of creating a High Authority for Health, an Agency for Medicines and Health Products and an Agency for Blood and Blood Derivatives, specifies the note sent by the Head of Government to the departments ministerial.

The reform of the health system cannot succeed without taking into consideration the important role played by the human element. In this sense, the government intends to draw up a new law on the public health service, and to implement the conclusions of the social dialogue with regard to improving the financial situation of health professionals, which will require an envelope of 2.2 billion dirhams (MMDH) over two years, starting January 1, 2023, the note specifies.

But not only ! The government has launched a program to strengthen human resources in the health sector by 2030, aimed at improving the level of medical and paramedical supervision in order to exceed the threshold recommended by the World Health Organization ( WHO), to achieve a ratio of 24 health professionals per 10,000 inhabitants, by 2025, and then achieve the objective defined by the new development model (NMD), in 2030 instead of 2035, to have 45 professionals for every 10,000 inhabitants.

But to achieve these objectives, the program plans to increase the number of health professionals from 68,000 in 2022 to around 94,000 in 2025, and to 177,000 by 2030.

This program, with a budget of approximately 3 billion dirhams, provides for the increase in the number of graduates in medicine, pharmacy, dentistry, nursing schools and health techniques, and the creation of 3 new faculties medicine and pharmacy, as well as the recruitment of 4,600 new professionals by 2030.

In order to support this program and expand the supply of care, three university hospitals will be created in Errachidia, Béni-Mellal and Guelmim, the note specifies.

So coming to retirement plans. In its note, the government undertakes, in accordance with the timetable set by King Mohammed VI, to carry out the two axes linked to the widening of membership in pension systems, to include active people, but who do not benefit from no retirement pension. There is also talk of generalizing the indemnity for job loss in order to include anyone who has a stable job, by 2025.

Also, the government will proceed, in parallel, with the implementation of the reform of the pension system, from 2023, according to a participatory approach involving all the parties concerned.

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