Earthquake: Major Transport Logistics Put in Place to Ensure Rapid Response, Says Health Minister

A major transport and mobility logistics system has been put in place to ensure rapid intervention for people affected by the earthquake that struck several provinces in the Kingdom, Health and Social Protection Minister Khalid Ait Taleb said in Marra…

A major transport and mobility logistics system has been put in place to ensure rapid intervention for people affected by the earthquake that struck several provinces in the Kingdom, Health and Social Protection Minister Khalid Ait Taleb said in Marrakech on Sunday.

Each region has a large fleet of 100 ambulances, including medical ambulances, in addition to some 30 ambulances dispatched recently, the aim being to ensure rapid intervention, the Minister told MAP on the sidelines of his visit to the region.

“This visit is in application of the High Instructions of His Majesty King Mohammed VI and His recommendations to provide greater proximity and medical, psychological and social support for the victims of this tragedy,” he added.

Ait Taleb pointed out that a major medical response was put in place immediately after the first earth tremor to anticipate and manage the consequences of any further tremors.

“In each of the worst-affected regions, we have designated a medical regulator to act as a professor of resuscitation, and from there we transfer the injured according to the severity of their injuries,” he explained.

The Minister added that he was “proud” of the solidarity shown by Moroccan men and women in these difficult times, while urging citizens to maintain this spirit of mutual aid, illustrated in particular by the massive influx to blood donation centers, associative action and psychological support.

The public authorities are continuing their efforts to rescue, evacuate and care for the injured, and to mobilize all necessary resources to respond to the repercussions of this painful tragedy.

Source: Agency Morocaine De Presse

Morocco Earthquake Death Toll Reaches 2,012 (Updated)

At least 2,012 people were killed and 2,059 were wounded, including 1,404 in critical condition, in the powerful earthquake that rocked Morocco’s central province of Al Haouz late on Friday evening, according to an updated Interior ministry toll issue…

At least 2,012 people were killed and 2,059 were wounded, including 1,404 in critical condition, in the powerful earthquake that rocked Morocco’s central province of Al Haouz late on Friday evening, according to an updated Interior ministry toll issued on Saturday at 10 pm.

This earthquake caused 1,293 deaths in Al Haouz, 452 in Taroudant, 41 in Ouarzazate and 15 in Marrakech, the ministry said in a press release.

No new deaths were reported in the provinces and prefectures of Chichaoua, Azilal, Agadir Ida Outanane, Grand Casablanca, Youssoufia and Tinghir, the same source added.

The public authorities are continuing their efforts to speed up rescue operations, evacuate and provide care for the injured, and mobilize all necessary resources to respond to the repercussions of this painful tragedy.

Source: Agency Morocaine De Presse

Morocco: Al Haouz Earthquake Death Toll Rises to 632

The death toll from the earthquake that struck the Al Haouz region southwest of Marrakech, Morocco, on Friday night, has risen to 632, with 329 injured.

A televised statement by the Moroccan Interior Ministry said that most fatalities occurred in mo…


The death toll from the earthquake that struck the Al Haouz region southwest of Marrakech, Morocco, on Friday night, has risen to 632, with 329 injured.



A televised statement by the Moroccan Interior Ministry said that most fatalities occurred in mountainous areas that are difficult to access.



The earthquake has caused material damage in several cities and villages, resulting in collapsed homes and buildings. Residents of distant cities also felt the tremors and were forced to leave their homes due to aftershocks.



The Ministry of Interior has called for calm, pointing out that the earthquake affected the regions of Al Haouz, Marrakesh, Ouarzazate, Azilal, Chichaoua, and Taroudant.



A powerful earthquake struck the High Atlas Mountains region in Morocco on Friday, resulting in the deaths of hundreds of people and the destruction of numerous buildings, causing residents of major cities to flee their homes in panic.



Source: Qatar News Agency

Al Haouz Earthquake in Morocco Leaves 296 Dead, 153 Injured

The Moroccan authorities announced Saturday that the preliminary toll of the powerful earthquake that struck the province of Al Haouz, southwest of Marrakech last night, has reached 296 people killed and 153 others injured.

“According to a provision…


The Moroccan authorities announced Saturday that the preliminary toll of the powerful earthquake that struck the province of Al Haouz, southwest of Marrakech last night, has reached 296 people killed and 153 others injured.



“According to a provisional report, the earthquake killed 296 people in the provinces and municipalities of Al Haouz, Marrakesh, Ouarzazate, Azilal, Chichaoua and Taroudant,” Morocco’s Interior Ministry said on Saturday, adding that the injured were transferred to hospitals to receive the necessary first aid.



The earthquake also caused material losses in several cities and villages after the collapse of houses and buildings. Residents of distant cities felt the tremors and were forced to evacuate their homes out of fear of aftershocks.



The National Institute of Geophysics of the National Center for Scientific and Technical Research in Morocco had previously announced that a 7-magnitude earthquake struck the southwest of Marrakech just before midnight at a depth of approximately 8 kilometers.



Source: Qatar News Agency

Death Toll from Morocco Earthquake Rises to 1037

The death toll from the earthquake that struck Morocco, on Friday night, has risen to 1037.

1204 people were injured, 721 of them sustained severe injuries.

A statement by the Moroccan Interior Ministry said that most fatalities occurred in the re…


The death toll from the earthquake that struck Morocco, on Friday night, has risen to 1037.



1204 people were injured, 721 of them sustained severe injuries.



A statement by the Moroccan Interior Ministry said that most fatalities occurred in the regions of Al Haouz (542), Taroudant (321) and Chichaoua (103).



Search and rescue operations are underway, according to local authorities.



Source: Qatar News Agency

Syria, South Africa discuss boosting cooperation in health sector

Health Minister Dr. Hassan al-Ghobash discussed with Ambassador of the Republic of South Africa to Syria Barry Gilder, and his accompanying delegation means of bolstering cooperation in the health sector.Al-Ghobash pointed out that the Ministry, despit…

Health Minister Dr. Hassan al-Ghobash discussed with Ambassador of the Republic of South Africa to Syria Barry Gilder, and his accompanying delegation means of bolstering cooperation in the health sector.

Al-Ghobash pointed out that the Ministry, despite all the challenges, continued to make exceptional efforts to continue providing basic and quality medical services to citizens till to date.

Al-Ghobash thanked the South African government for its assistance to mitigate the repercussions of the earthquake.

Gilder stressed his country’s keenness to help the Syrian people, provide them with the necessary health needs, and meet the ministry’s needs in the pharmaceutical industries

Source: Syrian Arab News Agency