Akhannouch chairs the work of the Steering Committee

The Steering Committee for the implementation of the social protection project met on Thursday in Rabat, under the chairmanship of the head of government, Aziz Akhannouch.

This meeting was held in the presence of the Minister of the Interior, Abdelouafi Laftit, the Secretary General of the Government, Mohamed Hajoui, the Minister of Health and Social Protection, Khalid Ait Taleb, the Minister Delegate to the Minister of Economy and Finance, in charge of the Budget, Fouzi Lakjaa and the Director General of the National Social Security Fund, Hassan Boubrik, indicates a press release from the Department of the Head of Government.

The meeting provided an opportunity to take stock of the latest provisions relating to the generalization of medical coverage, scheduled for December 1, 2022, as well as the procedures relating to the integration of the other categories benefiting from this project, and this in full respect of the calendar previously set by His Majesty King Mohammed VI, notes the press release. The meeting was also an opportunity to examine the progress of the health sector digitization program, so that it can provide support for this project, as well as the progress of the development of the Unified Social Register (RSU).

The Head of Government recalled, on this occasion, the High Royal Guidelines relating to the generalization of medical coverage by the end of 2022, stressing that the implementation of this royal project of great importance constitutes one of the essential foundations of the construction of the social state that the government program aims to consolidate, according to the same source. Akhannouch added that the completion of the project for the generalization of medical coverage, in this difficult situation and in compliance with the planned deadlines, is an essential step for the consolidation of the social protection of Moroccans, noting, in this regard, that the project of the 2023 finance law provides for the financing necessary to cover the costs of joining compulsory health insurance for people unable to pay them.

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