African Lion 2024: Field Medical-Surgical Hospital set up in Tata

African Lion 2024: Field Medical-Surgical Hospital set up in Tata

As part of the parallel humanitarian activities of the combined Moroccan-American exercise “African Lion 2024”, a field medical-surgical hospital has been set-up in the municipality of Akka, in the province of Tata.

This multidisciplinary health structure, mobilizing medical teams made up of doctors and nurses from the Moroccan and US Armies, offers medical-surgical and social services for the local population.

In a statement to MAP, Dr Colonel Khalid Fattouh, head doctor of this field medical-surgical hospital, said the hospital, operational since May 16, provides medical and surgical services covering several specialties, including cardiology, ENT, pediatrics, internal medicine, gynecology, radiology, odontology, and ophthalmology.

It has provided, until May 25, nearly 28,000 medical services for 7,600 patients, he underlined, adding that 122 surgeries have been performed and 17 persons have been vaccinated against Measles, while pairs of glasses have been granted to 1,213 people, and medicines to 5,600 people.

Around 7,000 members of the armed forces from about twenty countries in addition to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) are taking part alongside the FAR and the US Army, in the combined Moroccan-American exercise “African Lion 2024” (May 20-31).

Contributing to strengthening operational, technical and procedural interoperability between the participating armies, the “African Lion 2024” exercise, the largest exercise in Africa, is an annual event where military executives come together to exchange procedures and experiences, particularly in terms of training and combined joint training.

This twentieth edition testifies to the sustainability which characterizes cooperation between the FAR and the US Army, reflecting the historical and solid links which between the two countries.


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