African Lion: 3,000 patients treated by Moroccan and African teams in 4 days

The Amlen medico-surgical field hospital near Tafraout, which was set up as part of the humanitarian activities of the combined Moroccan-American exercise “African Lion 2021”, has offered 10,000 medical services to the benefit of 3,000 patients since the 7th June.

The field hospital, which has been set up in the Tiznit region, has already received thousands of patients, and its activities should continue until June 18, said Colonel Salah Azzarraa, head of the FAR personnel detachment in this area. hospital.

“We are working with the Moroccans in this humanitarian mission. We mainly work with women and children to provide them with educational medicine to ensure healthy lives, ”said Nikole Lureza, US Army Staff Sgt. “We are very proud of the cooperation with the Moroccan Army,” she added.

The multidisciplinary field hospital has 44 doctors and 51 nurses and has 30 beds. Among the medical specialties and services provided are general surgery, ophthalmology, dentistry, gynecology, pediatrics, ophthalmology, otolaryngology and ENT medicine.

According to Colonel Salah Azzarraa, the hospital includes an operating theater, a medical analysis laboratory, a digital radiography and ultrasound unit, medical sterilization, all in compliance with anti-coronavirus measures.

These services for local populations are free, as well as medicines and corrective glasses, assured the Moroccan colonel. This field hospital is part of the various joint missions of the combined Moroccan-American exercise of the “African Lion 2021” in which several countries participate, in particular Tunisia, Canada, Brazil, the United Kingdom, Senegal, the ‘Italy, the Netherlands.

The Moroccan-American exercise is the 17th of its kind and is being held in several regions, including those of Agadir, Tifnit, Tan-Tan, Mehbes, Tafraout, Ben Guerir and Kenitra. It includes the presence of military observers from around thirty countries representing Africa, Europe and America.

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