By Libya Herald reporter.
Tunis, 2 March 2017:
A total of 268 Benghazi residents were treated for injuries in the city’s Jalaa Hospital in February as a result of clashes in the city, assault, armed robbery or dealing with forced entry into private homes.
The figure is eight percent up on the previous month. In January, the hospital dealt with 248 such cases.
Those injured included women and children and ranged in age from two years to 64, it is reported. Just two day ago, the hospital had to treat a seven-year-old child hit in the head by shrapnel from a shell left in Birkah district.
The Information Office is responsible Jalaa Hospital for surgery and accidents Fadia Albergta for «middle gate», on Tuesday, said Hamid Moussa child wounded by shrapnel in the head extruded «simple injury» and received the necessary health services and health care.
The most affected, though, were those in their twenties.
The use of illegal weapons outside of state and security institutions was the main cause of the high number, Al-Jalaa said. The authorities needed to work harder to eliminate unregistered guns and punish those operating outside the law, it added.
Last year, some 3,039 people were treated at Jalaa Hospital for injuries sustained via fighting, armed robbery or domestic assault.