On Wednesday, Egyptian medical teams arrived in Libya after contracting with them to fill the deficit in medical personnel at Ajdabiya Central Hospital and to contribute to efforts to confront the emerging Coronavirus.
The Egyptian doctors were greeted by the hospital’s general director Fathi al-Hurna. He welcomed them called on them to consider themselves having moved from one city inside Egypt to another.
The decision to contract was issued by the Libyan Minister of Health Saad Aqoub, where a specialized committee was sent from the hospital to Cairo, and there it conducted a number of direct meetings with the doctors and chose a number of them.
So far, two batches of 24 Egyptian cadres, including consultants, specialists and nurses, have arrived at the hospital. It is expected that two third and fourth batches of doctors will arrive in Libya during the next few days, according to Al-Hurna.
The media official at the hospital Ahmed Jumaa said that Egyptian doctors cover most of the specialties from obstetrics and gynecology, urology, kidney and internal diseases, and others, which is what the hospital needs.
Speaking to “Sky News Arabia,” Jumaa added that Egyptian doctors will participate, according to their specializations, in examining suspected cases of Coronavirus. The confirmed cases will be transferred to the field hospital that was previously equipped by the Libyan army.
According to a statistic, Jumaa told Sky News Arabia that the number of cases that entered hospital departments in 2020 reached about 12,500 cases, about 1400 of them underwent surgery.
On the second day of his arrival at the hospital, the obstetrician-gynaecologist Hafez Salah performed 6 cesarean deliveries with a medical team of 3 Libyan female doctors: Fawzia Al-Jatlawi, Ridha Bou Halifa and Fayza Dawas, all of which were successfully completed.