By Libya Herald staff.
Sebha, 11 May 2014:
Plans to give Sebha a new, state-of-the-art hospital to serve not just the town but . . .[restrict]be the main medical centre for much of the southern region took a massive step forward this week with the laying of it foundation stone by the Deputy Prime Minister, Abdussalam Al-Gadi. He was accompanied by Health Minister Nureddin Dughman.
Medical resources in the area have long been regarded as inadequate. Violent communal clashes in Sebha and the sounding area in January followed by a revolt by Qaddafi supporters put further strain on them. It is hoped that with the new hospital facility the local health service will be in a better position to respond in times of need.
The new hospital will have a capacity of 200 beds and will include a blood bank, a reference laboratory, integrated services and housing facilities for staff, and be line with the latest international standards.
A private Libyan-Italian company has taken on this project and aims to complete it in some 18 months.