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King Mohammed VI Visits Marrakech Hospital, Donates Blood for Earthquake Victims

King Mohammed VI visited the “Mohammed VI” University Hospital Center in Marrakech on Tuesday afternoon.

During the visit, he assessed the health status of the victims affected by the earthquake that struck on Friday, and made a blood donation.

The King inspected the intensive care and recovery units, where earthquake victims are undergoing medical treatment.

He spoke with patients about their conditions and inquiring about the healthcare services provided by the medical teams in response to the earthquake.

During the visit, King Mohammed VI expressed full solidarity and compassion toward the grieving victims and their families.

The royal visit comes as Moroccans from all backgrounds and walks of life continue to mobilize to support relief efforts, extending helping hands to all people affected by the earthquake -- particularly those who are living in isolated and remote areas.

On Saturday, King Mohammed VI declared a three-day mourning, urging the government to speed up efforts to help the affected victims.

The King’s instructions include urgent measures, including the implementation of field hospitals, rehabilitation of destroyed houses, as well as the creation of a special bank account by the Treasury and Bank Al Maghrib to receive contributions of citizens as well as private and public institutions who wish to help.

Morocco has deployed several measures since Saturday morning to respond to the alarming situation, including distribution of food, drinking water, blankets as well as tents to shelter people who have lost their homes to the earthquake.

As the King tours Marrakech and surrounding regions, rescue operations are ongoing to help people affected by the earthquake as auxiliary forces, civil protection, and the army are using traditional and highly advanced logistics to distribute aid.


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