Parliamentary sources revealed to Hespress that the Committee on Education, Culture and Social Affairs of the Chamber of Councilors extended the deadline for drafting reforms to the draft Framework Law No. 06.22 on the national health system.
The commission set today, Friday, September 9, as the last date for the application of the modifications to the project, after the deadline for making the modifications was scheduled to end on Wednesday.
Hespress learned that the extension of the deadline for drafting the amendments occurred at the request of the team of the General Confederation of Moroccan Companies.
Although the unions presented a series of amendments to this project, a well-informed source from the majority groups revealed to Hespress that the discussion between them on whether or not to present amendments to the project is still ongoing.
In this regard, the Hespress source explained that the team from the National Association of Independents preferred not to present amendments to the project as a law that establishes the general framework of the health system, and called on the majority teams to postpone the development of the amendments until the Government sends the bills that complement this project.
On the other hand, the Authenticity and Modernity team and the Independence team expressed their desire to present amendments to the project.
The Committee on Education, Culture and Social Affairs is expected to determine, in the coming days, the date of the session to decide on the amendments presented.
The head of the Commission for Education, Culture and Social Affairs of the Chamber of Councilors considered, in statements to Hespress, that the project presented by the Ministry of Health and Social Protection is an integrated project, and expressed his hope that it will soon be approved by the House of Councilors.
Khaled Ait Taleb, Minister of Health and Social Protection, considered, during his presentation of this project to the Chamber of Councilors on August 4, that it is a structural reform project, and a “revolution of the health sector in Morocco; Given that it constitutes, in the first place, a materialization of the real will to request a radical reform of the National Health System in more than one position, and to make the reform of the health sector one of the urgent initiatives that must be undertaken”.
On July 13, the government submitted the draft framework law related to the national health system after it was approved by the Council of Ministers chaired by King Mohammed VI.
The bill begins the framework with a preamble that states that advancing the health sector and working to develop it and improve its performance is a joint responsibility of the State, territorial communities and public institutions on the one hand, and the private sector, society civil, and professional and static bodies on the other hand.
The preamble of the project considered that the profound reform of the national health system is an urgent need and a national priority within the priorities of the general policy of the State aimed at valuing human capital and health care for citizens as a requirement prior and essential for the success of the desired development model.
The bill requires the State to preserve the health of the population and protect it from diseases, epidemics and threats to their lives, and to ensure that they live in a safe environment.
To this end, the State works to facilitate citizens’ access to health services, improve their quality and ensure a fair and equitable distribution of the treatment offer throughout the national territory.
It is also working on the territorial organization of the health offer in the public sector and improving its governance through the creation of land health groups, ensuring pharmaceutical sovereignty and the availability, safety and quality of medicines and health products.
The project invoked interest in human resources, since it stipulated valuing and rehabilitating human resources working in the health sector through the establishment of healthy work that takes into account the specificities of jobs and professions in the sector, activating mechanisms partnership, cooperation and integration between the public and private sectors, and promoting scientific research and innovation in the field of health.