By Hadi Fornaji.
Tripoli, 24 July:
Libya will pay all that is owed to Jordanian private hospitals, said a senior Libyan official in . . .[restrict]Amman, once a new government has been formed and all medical bills have been audited.
After a meeting with officials of the Jordanian Hospitals Association (JHA) , the head of the Libyan Patients Affairs Committee, Ali Ben Jalil, said that $230 million had so far been paid and that the remaining bills would be honoured.
He told the Jordan Times that some 57,900 Libyans had come to Jordan, 80 percent of them for medical treatment. There were currently around 4,000 people still being treated.
Jalil did not specify the expected total bill for medical treatment. Also at his meeting with the JHA were representatives from the Jordanian company, Scope Health Insurance Management, part of the Emirates Jordan Group, who have been hired by Jalil’s committee to audit bills.
It is understood that the Jordanians are impatient at what they regard as the slow progress of this auditing. Scope said at the meeting that they had so far checked 20 percent of submitted invoices, amounting to some 40,000 bills. No detail were given of any bills that were found to be wrong.
It is not clear if Jalil also spoke with Jordanian hoteliers, who also have large unpaid bills for relatives of those needing operations and people who were treated as outpatients. [/restrict]