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Gib donates £500,000 in medical equipment to Morocco

Gibraltar will donate half-a-million pounds worth of medical equipment to small impoverished communities around the Riff Mountains close to Chefchaouen in Morocco and its town hospital.

The three-way initiative involving the RiffCom charity, Gibraltar Health Authority and Bland Group International saw over 20 volunteers join forces to tackle the mammoth task which will be delivered next week.

Of the 300 or so units, a surgical table, baby cots, hydraulic beds, foetal monitors, vital signs monitors and anaesthetic machines were hauled into a large lorry yesterday. It is scheduled to take next Friday’s ferry from Gibraltar to Tangier Med Port.

“Most of these things will end up in the hospital in Chefchaouen. Although it is a functioning hospital, a lot of the equipment is old or broken,” said Mari Bell-Jones, RiffCom Co-founder and Director. “These beds will most likely replace all the ones in the hospital that are not working properly.”

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