Last Thursday, Tripoli based Libyan Prime Minister, Abd Alhamid Aldabaiba, opened the Radiation Oncology Centre at Tripoli Central Hospital, after the completing of its implementation.
During an inspection tour, the Prime Minister praised the centre’s high technical specifications, in terms of construction and equipment.
After completing the inspection tour of the centre, Aldabaiba held a meeting to follow up on the conditions of oncology patients, the difficulties they face, and the tasks assigned to all parties to overcome them.
During the meeting, the steps taken by the National Cancer Commission to launch the general data system through which the medications required for oncology patients and the type of treatment required are determined, in addition to the possibility of including any technical or administrative decisions that concern oncology patients, were explained to the PM.
Localising oncology treatment
Aldabaiba issued his instructions to launch the system so that it provides complete services and achieves all the objectives entrusted to it, stressing the necessity of providing early treatment services for oncology patients and paying attention to the awareness aspect of this by launching organized programmes and a plan targeting different segments of society, in addition to paying attention to localizing oncology treatment internally by activating the radiology centres with integrated services.
Approved international sources of cancer medication
Aldabaiba also stressed the necessity of identifying the required medications and providing them according to the actual need through the public data system provided by the National Cancer Commission, stressing that the criteria for selecting medications must be considered and that they be from approved international sources.
A message of reassurance to oncology patients
At the conclusion of the meeting, Aldabaiba sent a message of reassurance to oncology patients, stressing that the national unity government will address all the problems facing them and provide them with appropriate treatment conditions and will not be a party to increasing their pain.
Tweeting on the opening, Aldabaiba said ‘‘Today, we are proud to open a radiation oncology centre in the capital, Tripoli, with capabilities comparable to developed countries, by receiving about 120 cases daily around the clock. We begin new steps in localising oncology treatment at home, and reduce the burden of treatment costs abroad.’’
Aldabaiba opens Tripoli Children’s Hospital
In a similar context, on Saturday, Aldabaiba, opened Tripoli Children’s Hospital after the completion of its construction.
During the opening, Aldbaiba stressed the need to continue to complete the equipment of health facilities after the neglect to which the hospital was subjected for about 5 years, in support of the health sector, which has been neglected for many years in all its aspects.
It was revealed during the opening that the current capacity of the hospital is 230 beds instead of the capacity of the previous rented building, which was 20 beds. It also includes integrated laboratories for children equipped with endoscopes for the respiratory and digestive systems, in addition to an integrated radiology department.