The Government of National Unity (GNU) has allocated four billion dinars to resume the public tender, which was previously suspended in 2009, Minister of Health Ramadan Abu Janah announced during a recent press conference.

Abu Janah confirmed providing over 37 specialized medicine items for cancer patients to the General Administration of the Medical Supply Apparatus in Tripoli. The medicines will be distributed through the Ministry of Health's pharmacy management system to ensure direct access for the beneficiaries. The minister also approved a tender for specialized supplies for intensive care and anaesthesia rooms to be included in the procurement cycle.

Additionally, Abu Janah disclosed the signing of 122 contracts with direct manufacturing companies, comprising 78 contracts for specialized medications and the remainder for general medicines. The majority of these contracts are being financed by the Central Bank of Libya, with others currently in progress.

The contracts have been processed in seven instalments, delivering ten types of medicines to the supply warehouses. These include medications for cancer treatment, diabetes, rheumatism, kidney diseases, kidney dialysis machines, intensive care medicines, nerve medicines, kidney transplants, epilepsy treatment medicines, blood thinners, and hormones.

The number of participating companies in the tender for deficiencies has surpassed 225, and the tender for the required specialized and general medicines is scheduled for completion and delivery by mid-April, as per the minister's statements.