Zliten Hospital

Police have arrested the head of the ophthalmology department at the Zliten Medical Centre and two staff members for stealing surgery tools and equipment.

The police responded to a report of missing equipment from the health centre in Zliten.

A statement by the Public Prosecutor office said three people were arrested for looting tools and equipment used in eye surgeries while a fourth person who works as a nurse is still on the run.

The office said they found evidence confirming that the defendants received the surgical equipment before it disappeared from the hospital.

The three suspects will be held in pretrial custody, while the fourth alleged offender will be prosecuted per the rules of precautionary procedures, the Public Prosecutor Office stated.