Libya and Italy discuss health issues: medical debts, treating children and training

healthcare - June 22, 2022

The Deputy Prime Minister in his role as Acting Minister of Health, Ramadan Abujanah, discussed with Italian Ambassador to Libya, Giuseppe Buccino, at the Ministry’s headquarters Sunday, strengthening cooperation and activating cooperation agreements signed between the two countries in the health field.

Payment of debts owed to Italy
The two parties discussed several important files, most notably the payment of debts owed by the Libyan state for the treatment of sick and (war) wounded Libyans, in addition to supporting health facilities in the southern region, and permanent coordination with the International Cooperation Office of the Ministry of Health regarding communication with health facilities and bodies and devices affiliated with the Ministry of Health.

Italy to treat Libyan children with incurable diseases, send visiting doctors and offer training
For his part, the Italian ambassador expressed his country’s readiness to treat several Libyan children suffering from incurable diseases in several specialties, as well as organizing visits to a number of doctors to provide treatment services within hospitals and specialized centres, and to train medical and paramedical personnel.

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