HoR committee blames CBL Governor for death of 9 children in Benghazi

HoR committee blames CBL Governor for death of 9 children in Benghazi

November 21, 2022 - 21:52
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The Women and Children Committee of the House of Representatives (HoR) held on Monday the Governor of the Central Bank, Al-Siddiq Al-Kabir, responsible for the death of nine children of tumors in the Benghazi Children's Medicine and Surgery Hospital.

The committee called on the relevant responsible authorities to take the necessary measures against everyone who failed to perform their duties toward those children, who died as a result of negligence, and the lack of responsibility from the relevant authority, calling for an urgent investigation in this regard.

On November 16, the Ministry of Health in the government designated by the House of Representatives announced the death of the nine children, and said that it decided two months ago to send them for treatment abroad, but it did not happen due to the delay in banking procedures, including the policy of the Central Bank of Libya that wouldn't agree to open Hospital letters of credit.

The Health Ministry called on the legislative and supervisory authorities to intervene to obligee the Central Bank to open the necessary letters of credit and to send children with tumors abroad fast to receive the needed treatment, saying it was not responsible for any delay in this regard.

The Minister of Health in the government designated by the House of Representatives, Othman Abdeljalil, decided on September 11 to treat 61 children with tumors and transplant bone marrow abroad. This was decided on his visit to the hospital in Benghazi at the time.

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