The Ministry of Health has confirmed the formation of a committee to identify Libyan cancer patients receiving treatment in Tunisia, with the aim of providing them with treatment services inside Libya.

In a statement Sunday, the ministry indicated that the National Institute for Cancer Treatment in the Municipality of Sabratha had received its allocation of medicines to treat cancer patients.

"The Institute received a shipment of medicines from the General Administration of the Medical Supply Authority, thanks to the efforts of the Supreme Security Committee tasked with following up on the health sector," the ministry stated.

The statement also noted that the committee, headed by Health Minister Ramadan Abu Janah, held meetings to follow up and address the obstacles facing the file of cancer patients.

The committee's meetings concluded with an agreement with the companies supplying cancer treatment drugs to provide the medications to patients in coordination with the Medical Supply Authority and to assign a committee to identify cancer patients receiving treatment in Tunisia.