The Tripoli University Hospital (TUH) performed about 250 open-heart surgeries from June 2019 until the end of this year.
The head of the cardiac surgery department at the hospital, Dr. Khaled Talib, said the department provides its services to all citizens regardless of their region or background.

"Most of the surgeries conducted were major, delicate, and complex operations," he explained, hoping that this would restore confidence in the Libyan doctor and encourage people to seek medical treatment inside the country rather than traveling abroad.

He also drew attention that such operations, which would have cost a fortune if conducted abroad or in private health facilities, are being carried out free of charge at the hospital, desiring to relieve the burden of medical treatment expenses on ill people.