The Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Turkish Karanfil Group, Murtaza Karanfil, hailed the massive opportunities presented by the health sector in Libya, adding in an interview with Turkish Anadolu Agency on opening Turkish hospital in Misrata last November that it was purposefully opened in Libya not in any other African country as gratitude for joint relations.

The Turkish businessman pointed out that Libyans are suffering from lack of the necessary health services, and that the opening of the Turkish-Libyan Hospital in Misrata was to alleviate the suffering. He said that the health sector in Libya includes great opportunities, indicating that Libya can be a health center for the African continent.

Regarding the Turkish experience in the health sector, Karanfil said that his country has been effective, citing the performance of the sector during the Coronavirus pandemic. He stressed that the Turkish health sector has reached a high level that cannot be compared to its counterpart in Europe.

The Turkish-Libyan hospital is built on an area of 7000 square meters. It is scheduled to include, later, a college of medicine and a hospital specializing in oncology, Karanfil said, adding that the hospital includes 13 departments and 4 operating rooms, with a total capacity of 120 beds.