The name Casablanca invokes memories of a distinct kind in most of us, but what many people fail to recollect is that it is also synonymous with one of the leading tourist destinations in the Moroccan nation of the African continent. While Morocco is fast gaining popularity in the list of favored tourist spots, the main cities in the region that attract the largest crowds are Rabat and Casablanca. Due to a spurt in tourist numbers, Casablanca is steadily developing into a modern city, though it still remains comparatively conservative as per western standards.
Casablanca is the economic hub of Morocco. One contributing factor is that it is both the commercial port and the naval port of the country. Tourists will find they have delectable feasts lined up for both their eyes and tongues. However, you may run into some unexpected health difficulty. Here is a big of research into the hospital facilities available in Casablanca in case of need.
The hospitals in cities like Casablanca are decently equipped. Since the national government provides funding for these facilities, treatment costs are not very high. However, a foreigner needs to be clear about the rates of the diagnosis and the doctors before paying the bills. Credit cards or checks may not be valid in most hospitals in Casablanca. Expect the doctors to ask for cash before treatment begins for a tourist patient.
Make sure that you check the extent of the medical insurance coverage you have. Most policies need a separate extension in case it has to cover your medical expenses while vacationing in a foreign land.
The Casablanca pharmacies and hospital dispensaries are stringent in the supply of over the counter drugs. If you use something regularly, it is wise to carry them in ample amounts so that you do not face any problem in this regard. Be sure to include your labels. Your previous medical history and existing medical conditions (if any) must be made clear to the doctors there in case you are admitted for treatment in any of the Casablanca hospitals. It is wise if you keep copies of all your medical documents and papers for your insurance policies while in the Moroccan land.
Clinique Aftal, Clinique Zektouni and Clinique Badr are the best hospitals a tourist can approach and in all probability, you will not be totally dissatisfied with the Casablancan services in the medical field. Clinique BADR is located at 35, rue el Alloussi Bourgogne. The telephone is 0522-49-28-00.
Only be prepared to deal with the problem of miscommunication during consultation as only a handful of doctors and medical staffs speak or comprehend English. French however is well understood. It is might be possible to get a translator as many young Moroccans are speaking English as a result of the invasions by the television and internet services.