The Ministry of Health opened on Monday the "Qurtuba" Dialysis Centre in the Municipality of Hay Al-Andalus of Tripoli.

The new center comes in the framework of the health ministry's plan to develop the public health sector and enhance the medical services provided to citizens, a statement by the Health Ministry said on Facebook.

The ribbon-cutting ceremony was attended by several officials, among them, members from the Health and Environment Committee of the Tripoli-based House of Representatives and the Mayor of Hay Al-Andalus, as well as officials from the health sector.

In a speech to mark the occasion, the Medical Director of the Qurtuba Centre Dr. Muhammad Akra, praised the efforts of the Ministry of Health in supporting the center by providing it with advanced appliances and facilities.

The center contains 45 dialysis machines and medical beds with a state of the art system to facilitate communication with patients, besides a central air conditioning system, water purification system, and an oxygen system, according to the media center of the Ministry of Health.