Professor Ali Al-Kattani highlighted the international solidarity witnessed by Morocco following the Houz earthquake disaster. He emphasized the necessity of preparing for and training for natural disasters.
Ali Al-Kattani spoke today during his participation in the second African debate on health risk reduction, held in Marrakech. He stated, “the common and noble goal after the earthquake was to assist the victims and save lives as much as possible.”
However, Al-Kattani called for “thinking about how to provide assistance,” noting that “not everyone has the ability to deal with victims of natural disasters.”
He added that “there are skilled doctors who lack experience in dealing with such cases because they are not specialists in risk management,” and he pointed out that medicine in cases of natural disasters requires special skills.
The professor discussed the pressures that aid workers heading to earthquake-affected areas may exert on local authorities, stressing that “it is necessary to be prepared before natural disasters occur by assessing the needs of hospitals and victims.”