The Egyptian aircraft carrier (Mistral) arrived in Libya Sunday to function as a field hospital as part of efforts to support relief response for floods' victims, Egyptian media reported.
Last week, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi ordered that Mistral be prepared to serve as a field hospital to assist in relief efforts in neighboring Libya.
El-Sisi confirmed during an inspection of the lineup of support, relief, and humanitarian aid equipment heading to Libya that Cairo was preparing to send the Mistral carrier because it had equipment capable of managing a crisis without being a burden on the host country, saying he hoped that they would provide support to Libyans to overcome this crisis.
Mistral aircraft carrier contains a marine hospital over a space of 900 square metres, accommodating two operating rooms, and an x-ray room attached to it equipped with state-of-the-art radiological scanners for necessary operations.
The hospital also includes ultrasound imaging operations, a dental department, 20 patient rooms, and 69 medical beds, including 7 beds designated for intensive care.