Morocco’s King Inaugurates Cutting-Edge Medical Facility.

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  • The new University Hospital Center in Tangier was inaugurated by King Mohammed VI of Morocco.

Recently, Morocco’s King Mohammed VI instituted the Mohammed VI University Hospital Center (CHU), a medical center providing advanced training to nurses, doctors, and pharmacists while providing the residents of the Northern region with comprehensive healthcare services. 

Located in the urban area of Gueznaya in the Tangier-Assilah prefecture, the facility is built on a 23-hectare site near the regional oncology center and has a 797-bed capacity. Its architecture, the caliber of care it offers, the incorporation of new, cutting-edge technologies, and its adherence to the principles of sustainability and energy efficiency—in particular, the installation of photovoltaic panels and the building of a laboratory wastewater treatment plant and a solid medical waste treatment plant—all define it as modern.

This hospital will provide care, training, research, knowledge, innovation, and public health services as a public facility offering tertiary care and services. 

With over $238 million invested by Morocco and Qatari Fund for Development in the new advanced healthcare facility with technologies in pneumology, hematology, endocrinology, cardiology, neurology, nephrology, ophthalmology, and nuclear medicine, intensive care, plastic surgery, and burns treatment service. The facility also includes units for the treatment of sleep disorders, marrow transplants, obesity treatment, and cardiovascular rehabilitation.

The medical complex also consists of units specialized in mother-child health, emergency medical service (SAMU), a trauma center, a medical imaging service, laboratories of bacteriology/microbiology, hematology, pathological anatomy and cytology, molecular genetics, and 3D printing of medical devices (LABFAB).

It also contains a modern pharmacy with robotic & digital medicine dispensing solutions, educational & training areas, a sizable conference room, a heliport, and other administrative and technical facilities. Additionally, it has 31 operating rooms that are outfitted with cutting-edge equipment.

The CHU also has a museum, a repository of memory housing an extensive collection of images, publications, and scientific artifacts that educate visitors on the development of medical technology and hospital infrastructures in the Tangier-Tetouan-Al Hoceima region over time.

The growth of hospital infrastructures, the bolstering and enhancement of health services, and their accessibility to citizens are only a few ways this medical center demonstrates the King’s unique interest in the healthcare industry.

Additionally, he is concerned with the development of human resources in this crucial field and his desire to see that they receive quality training that is in line with international standards and tailored to scientific and technological advancements in the fields of treatment, prevention, management, and health governance.

The “Mohammed VI” University Hospital Center of Tangier is one of the many development projects launched by Mohammed VI for the Tangier-Tetouan-Al Hoceima region in order to increase its international influence and allure. This is in line with the goals of the “Tangier-Metropolis” program, which supports the development of healthcare.

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