medical team

The Emergency Medicine and Support Centre has dispatched a medical convoy to the eastern parts of the country following the severe weather and floodings that battered the northeastern coasts of Libya.

The team comprises medical and paramedical specialists and paramedics, in addition to 17 ambulances equipped with intensive care and medical intervention services.

The Centre said it had coordinated with its branches in the eastern region to develop a joint action plan for a rapid response to confront the emergency in the affected areas.

The Mediterranean storm, which has officially been named Daniel by the national meteorological services, has lashed the northeastern coasts of Libya, including the key eastern city of Benghazi.

The storm paralysed overland travel and left many without electricity or telecommunication services.