The sovereign approves the new Investment Charter and the reform of the healthcare system

“His Majesty King Mohammed VI, may God help him, accompanied by His Highness the Crown Prince Moulay Al-Hassan, presided over this Wednesday, 13 Du Al-Hijja 1443 AH corresponding to 13 July 2022, at the Royal Palace in Rabat, the Council of Ministers, during which two draft framework laws, one draft law, two draft decrees and a series of international conventions were adopted.

At the start of the Council’s work, the Minister for Health and Social Protection made a presentation to His Majesty the King, may God bless him, on the draft framework legislation relating to the national health care system, which was drawn up to implement the High Royal Instructions for the review of the health care system I want it to meet the task of generalizing social protection by order of the Sovereign.

This structural reform project is based on four main pillars:

The first pillar: the adoption of proper governance, aimed at strengthening mechanisms for regulating the actions of subjects and consolidating hospital management and territorial planning of the provision of medical care at all levels:

– Strategic: through the creation of the Higher Health Protection Authority, the Agency for Medicines and Medical Products, and the Agency for Blood and Blood Products.

– Central: by reviewing the tasks, functions and organization of the central administration.

– Territorial: through the creation of territorial groups of health care, which will be primarily responsible for the development and implementation of the national regional program and strengthening of mechanisms of cooperation and partnership between the public and private sectors.

Second pillar: development of human resources, in particular through the development of a law on the public health service, with the aim of motivating human capital in the public sector, reducing the current shortage of human resources, reforming the education system, in addition, openness to foreign medical skills and encouraging Moroccan medical managers living abroad to return to practice in their country.

The third pillar: improving the health care offer to meet the expectations of Moroccans to facilitate access to health services, improve their quality and equitable distribution of hospital services throughout the national territory by rehabilitating primary health care structures, modernizing hospitals, introducing the obligation to comply course of treatment, in addition to creating a system of accreditation of health care institutions.

The fourth pillar concerns the digitization of the health care system by creating an integrated computer system for the grouping, processing and use of basic information related to the health care system.

Subsequently, the Minister Delegate to the Head of Government, responsible for Investment, Convergence and Public Policy Evaluation, made a presentation on the draft framework law that forms the Investment Charter, in which he emphasized that the project is the fulfillment of the High Kingdom’s guiding principles aimed at giving Morocco a competitive investment charter.

This project aims to improve the impact of investment, particularly in terms of creating permanent employment opportunities and reducing disparities between provinces and prefectures in terms of investment attractiveness.

It also aims to channel investment into high value-added manufacturing sectors, to achieve sustainable development, in addition to enhancing the Kingdom’s attractiveness to make it a continental and international pole for foreign direct investment (FDI), improving the business climate, promoting investment activities and increasing the contribution of national and foreign private investments.

To achieve these goals, a support mechanism dedicated to strategic projects and three special support mechanisms have been created to assist small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and Moroccan companies that plan to develop their potential in the international market.

The minister confirmed that the government has also taken a number of parallel measures to accelerate projects related to the simplification and digitization of procedures, facilitating access to land, improving governance and increasing the participation of the private and banking sectors in the field of investment.

The Council of Ministers adopted these two projects: the draft framework law on the national health care system and the draft framework law on the Investment Charter.

The Council also consistently accepted