A visiting British medical team from the Little Hearts Campaign Libya Mission, which specializes in performing cardiac catheterization operations for children, began performing heart surgeries on children suffering from congenital defects, inside the National Centre for the Treatment of Cardiac Diseases in Tajoura.
It is expected that the total number of operations (therapeutic catheterization) that will be performed by the visiting medical team will reach 60 surgeries, the Tripoli based Health Ministry reported.
The Ministry reported that this visit comes in coordination with Dr Nagi Giumma Barakat, former Libyan Health Minister and currently consultant paediatrician and neurologist at Portland Hospital, London.
Little Hearts Campaign Libya
This is the eighth visit by the British team who arrived on Saturday 13th and began operating on Sunday 14th at the National Heart Center in Tajoura.
The medical team consists of three paediatric heart consultants, an anaesthesia consultant, an operating nurse, a technician, and the campaign manager.
Bank ABC € 70,000 donation
The visit was sponsored by (Libyan state-owned) Bank ABC with a donation of 70,000 euros. The operations are free. Neither the patients nor the hospital pay anything.
Operations will be conducted on children, some of whom have been waiting for years, from across Libya, including Benghazi, Al-Marj, Sebha, Gharian, and Tripoli.
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