Deputy Prime Minister, who is the Acting Minister of Health, Ramadan Abu Janah has issued urgent instructions to the Emergency Medicine and Support Center to coordinate with centers specialized in burn surgery in Tunisia to admit the critical cases of the fuel tanker explosion in the municipality of Bent Baya in southern Libya.
Abu Janah also called on the Emergency Medicine and Support Center to bring a Tunisian medical team specialized in burn surgery, to the Burn and Plastic Surgery Hospital in Tripoli, to help national cadres provide the necessary medical care for the victims of the explosion.
The Tunisian medical team was expected to arrive in Tripoli either this evening or tomorrow morning.
The Deputy Minister of Health for Medical Centers Affairs, Tawfiq Al-Darsi, also announced the start of transporting emergency cases via an air bridge from Sabha Airport to Maitiga International Airport using flying ambulance aircraft, to treat emergency cases at the Burns and Plastic Surgery Hospital in Tripoli.
Explaining measures taken by the government towards the tragedy, Al-Darsi said, ‘We issued instructions to provide all the needs of the Burns and Plastic Surgery Hospital in Tripoli, which will receive emergency cases, in addition to launching a medical convoy from Bani Walid Hospital with ambulances to support emergency services at Sebha Medical Center."
He also confirmed the launch of a medical convoy from the Burns and Plastic Surgery Hospital to the Sebha Medical Center, including doctors and specialists in the field of burns to provide medical care for the cases which will be treated at the Sebha Medical Center.