Tripoli, 3 February 2013:
Jordan’s Private Hospitals Association decided today, Sunday, that it will no longer accept Libyan patients if their . . .[restrict]treatment is being paid for by the Libyan authorities.
The move follows on-going disputes between Jordan and Libya over the amount owed to Jordanian hospitals and hotels for the treatment of wounded Libyan revolutionaries and the accommodation of their families.
Offering an interim payment of 5 percent for outstanding hospital bills and 10 percent for hotels while awaiting forensic examination of the invoices, Libya last week paid Jordan $37 million. However, the association claims that it is not enough. It claims that hospitals alone are still owed $204 million.