Tripoli-based Libyan Prime Minister Abd Alhamid Aldabaiba, accompanied by the head of the Audit Bureau, Khaled Shakshak, and the Deputy PM and Acting Minister of Health, Ramadan Abu Janah, inaugurated the Operations Department of Tripoli’s Eye Hospital on Saturday.
The Operations Department, which has been closed since 2010, received a major overhaul including maintenance and equipment, to be, the Libyan government reported, ‘‘one of the largest specialized departments in North Africa and Arab region’’. The refurbishment was implemented by the state Organisation for the Development of Administrative Centres (ODAC).
Opening the department, Aldabaiba stressed that the infrastructure and technical cadres are ready and good in Libya, and what is need is a clear vision and strong will to advance the health sector, which has been suffering for years. He praised the efforts made by the hospital and its cadres to localize eye treatment, considering the lack of eye treatment abroad by Libyans as a title of success for workers in the Cornea Transplant Authority and the Eye Hospital.
Deputy PM and Acting Minister of Health, Ramadan Abu Janah, meanwhile, stressed during his speech the keenness of the Ministry of Health to localize treatment services inside Libya, support health services provided by the public sector, and move forward in implementing its plans to provide distinguished health care to citizens.
Travelling eye operations campaign across Libya
The Minister expressed his pride in the success of the Ministry of Health in supporting and localizing eye treatment services through its launch of the National Programme for Eye Services, and in performing specialized surgeries in ophthalmology in various Libyan cities and regions, east, south and west, without prejudice or discrimination.
Projects started in 2019
In turn, the Ministry of Health Director of Projects Department, Sami Al-Shaafi, explained that the implementation of this project comes as a continuation of the Ministry’s plan to support the public health sector, which was launched in 2019, as the (Central Bank of Libya) Letters of Credits for these projects were opened 4 years ago.
Equipping according to latest specifications
Al-Shaafi stated that the Libyan Ministry of Health has started, since 2019, to implement projects to equip and develop operations departments in the Eye Hospital, Abusleem, and Preventive Medicine Hospitals in Mitiga with the same specifications. He said these projects aim to equip operations departments according to the latest specifications, and that the equipment has been fully supplied for the benefit of the Ministry of Health according to European processing standards.
Remaining four operating rooms to be renovated in phase two
The Director of Projects Department indicated that four operating rooms out of eight were opened in the Eye Hospital, and the rest of the rooms will be maintained and modernized within the second phase of the project implementation.
Other eye hospitals to be renovated
Al-Shaafi indicated that operations departments will also be opened with equipment similar to the ophthalmology department in the Tripoli Eye Hospital, in both the Abu Salim Accident Hospital and the Preventive Medicine Hospital in Mitiga, after completing the installation of central air-conditioning systems.
Other works ongoing
On the other hand, the Director of Projects Department stated that there are other projects under implementation, which the Ministry of Health had contracted since 2020, including the modernization of central air conditioning systems, medical gases, electrical networks, and civil works.
Visiting Egyptian eye surgeon conducts 20 cornea operations in Beida (libyaherald.com)
Tripoli Eye Hospital unprecedented medical convoy to south to conduct 40 corneal transplants (libyaherald.com)
Health Ministry to launch the 2023-2028 national strategy and 2023 sector plan (libyaherald.com)
National Centre for Health System Reform (NCHSR) holds workshop on developing the Libyan health system (libyaherald.com)
Serraj government’s catastrophic failure to reform Libya’s healthcare: Analysis (libyaherald.com)
Tripoli University Hospital struggling with no budget and huge debts – continuing through private donations | (libyaherald.com)
Tripoli University Hospital’s Orthopaedic Department launches remote educational service | (libyaherald.com)
Italian company signs contract to maintain infrastructure of Tripoli University Hospital | (libyaherald.com)
Libya to recruit 150 Filipino first phase nurses for Tripoli University Hospital | (libyaherald.com)
Tripoli University Hospital to recruit 850 foreign nurses | (libyaherald.com)
Tripoli Medical Centre converted into a independent university hospital under direct control of PC | (libyaherald.com)
New head of TMC appointed – part of continued health reform programme | (libyaherald.com)
Austrian medical services company Vamed signs maintenance contract with Tripoli Medical Centre | (libyaherald.com)
Serraj spells out reforms needed by Libyan healthcare system | (libyaherald.com)