Ait Taleb continues his meetings with representatives of the private sector

The Minister of Health and Social Protection, Khalid Ait Taleb held, Monday in Rabat, meetings with the National Association of Private Clinics (ANCP) and the National Union of Liberal Sector Physicians (SNMSL), within the framework a new round of social dialogue with a view to the successful implementation of the royal health system reform project.

In a statement to the press, Khalid Ait Taleb indicated that these meetings, which take place following meetings held with the public sector, were devoted to the examination of the draft framework law relating to the national health system, approved during the Council of Ministers that King Mohammed VI chaired on July 13.

The objective is to unify visions within the framework of complementarity between the public and private sectors, he continued, noting that the private sector, as an integral part of the national health system, is required to submit proposals for an optimal implementation of the project.

The Minister of Health highlighted, in this regard, the positive interaction of the private sector which is consistent with the objective of bringing health services closer to the Moroccan citizen, of promoting complementarity and mobility at the territorial level and of invest according to the needs of the regional health map.

“The legitimate demands of the private sector require an in-depth study in order to be in line with the social protection project”, he said, adding that the private sector must join this project and break with bad practices. For his part, the president of the ANCP, Redouane Semlali pointed out, in a similar statement, that the draft framework law relating to the national health system aims to improve the health offer in Morocco and to allow Moroccans to benefit from it. Semlali added that the association shares the ministry’s vision for the implementation of the project, particularly in terms of governance and management at the regional level, the creation of a high authority for health and human resources, as well as quantitative and qualitative improvement of health coverage.

He also noted that the ANCP presented to the Minister the constraints it faces in order to guarantee a quality health offer to Moroccans.

The president of the SNMSL, Ahmed Ben Boujida, for his part, welcomed this cooperation between the trade union centers and the supervisory ministry, stressing that this dialogue will contribute to the rapid operationalization of this important project.

And to add that the optimal implementation of this text of law requires the participation of many actors from different sectors, noting that the SNMSL, through its doctors, will be positively committed to the success of this project, in particular by guaranteeing a equitable territorial distribution of doctors, investments and infrastructures.

Ait Taleb had started a series of consultation meetings on the draft framework law relating to the national health system, the last of which took place with the independent union of nurses and health technicians (SIITS) and the independent union of doctors of the public sector (SIMSP).


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