With the aim of strengthening emergency medical response capacities and improving access to care throughout the country, the Moroccan Ministry of Health has signed a contract with the company Air Ocean Maroc for the provision of air medical transport services. The Rabat-based company will receive in return some 30 million dirhams and will strengthen its position in the country and in Africa. Air Ocean has a fleet of medical aircraft, including Hawker 800 XPIs and King Air 200s.
This decision, which is part of the emergency medical assistance service (SAMU) activities, is in response to the desire to modernise and improve health services in Morocco, particularly in the field of medical emergencies. Until now, health authorities have experienced challenges related to the speed and accessibility of emergency care, particularly in remote or difficult-to-access areas. The acquisition of air ambulances therefore offers promising prospects for the health system.
As Maroc Diplomatique points out, thanks to this initiative, health professionals will be able to benefit from a fast and safe means of transport for emergencies requiring immediate medical intervention. Air Ocean Maroc's medical aircraft are specially equipped to provide comprehensive medical monitoring during the transport of patients, which will undoubtedly help save lives and reduce possible complications.
This agreement also underlines the desire of the Ministry of Health, led by Aït Taleb, to rethink and optimise emergency medical services in the country by partnering with specialised and recognised companies.
The acquisition of the air ambulances will strengthen the capacities of the SAMUR at the national level, improve accessibility and the quality of medical care for all citizens, regardless of their place of residence.
Thanks to this partnership with Air Ocean Maroc, the Ministry of Health will fill an important gap in the health system in the field of emergency transport. In addition, it will significantly reduce intervention time, increase patients' chances of survival and ensure better medical care.