By Mustafa Khalifa.
Ghat, 15 January 2016:
Ghat general hospital, already in deep crisis because so many staff have left plus a . . .[restrict]shortage of medical supplies and a lack of power is about to be hit again, according to its director Abdul Rasul Mubarak. He told the Libya Herald that the present mainstay of the hospital, its Korean doctors, have decided to leave within the next few days.
Describing their departure as “a catastrophe”, he appealed to the Ministry of Health to appoint doctors to work in the south of the country. He also called on medical specialist elsewhere in the country to go to Ghat and provide their services to the hospital on a temporary basis. Many local people in need of treatment could not travel to Tripoli, 1,400 kilomtres to the north, he pointed out.
Some doctors had done so, he added. A visiting team led by Ahmed Zurgani had carried out a number of operations on a number of children from the area with cleft lips and palates as well as people which burns and needing plastic surgery. But more specialists were urgently needed, he stressed. [/restrict]