In what the Libyan government says is a first since the 2011 February Revolution that ended the 42-year Qaddafi regime, a contract was signed by the Department of Support and Development of Medical Services (DSDMS) on Wednesday with Slovakian Company AX15.
AX 15 will operate the Misrata Physical Therapy Centre for patients with muscular dystrophy.
The partnership agreement was signed by DSDMS head Ahmed Militan in the presence of the Libyan Ambassador to Slovakia, Khaled Shaaban, and the embassy health advisor, Abdullah Ghaniyeh.
The DSDMS said this agreement comes in implementation of Cabinet decision No. 631 of 2023 and comes within the Tripoli based government’s plan to localize treatment at home and under the supervision and efforts of the Attorney General’s Office in the muscular dystrophy file instead of sending this segment for treatment abroad.
Advancing the localisation of treatment policy
The DSDMS says this agreement is also considered the first step in advancing the localisation of treatment even further and will be followed by several steps when other centres throughout the country are ready.