A Libyan woman stands in front of a dialysis machine at Ubari Hospital in southern Libya, waiting for her son, who is waiting for her treatment. She complains to the ICRC employee that it is difficult to transfer him from Gatt, To one wash session, it may take two hours, and return it again.
The story of the 16-year-old boy with the disease, which his mother told the ICRC, is only a miniature model of thousands of similar cases, accumulated over seven years of political division and armed clashes in several parts of Libya, reflecting the declining role of health institutions. Of which depends entirely on the humanitarian aid provided by the International Committee of the Red Cross and the Libyan Red Crescent, but the former Minister of Health Fatima Al-Hamroush said in her speech to "Middle East" that "the lack of medicines and devices is not because of the lack of funds in Libya," but to a large number of what she described as " Thieves, scammers, lack of sense National has many who received the reins of the country. "
The condition of kidney patients in Libya is relatively low compared to those who are exposed to burns or cancer. Conditions require them to travel outside the country. The treatment centers rely on donations from citizens to fill the shortage of medicines and save what can be saved. However, And others from the city of Ghat from the distress of Health Minister Omar Bashir al-Tahir of the Government of National Reconciliation, as belonging to the South, urging him to "provide the necessary for the treatment of their children from kidney patients, instead of moving them to hospitals about 700 km, at a rate of three times a week, The lack of fuel and the lack of money. "
Libya has no official statistics on the number of patients, but the Information and Communication Department headed by the Council of Ministers quoted Bashir Taher registration of more than 4 thousand patients with kidney failure across the country, and the World Health Organization estimated the existence of about 88 thousand patients with diabetes, according to figures last year, The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has been carrying out a shortage of medical supplies and materials to cope with some of the hospitals' suffering in Libya, with an increase in the number of sick and wounded, as well as a response by the government of the winner of the purchase.
Libya is always looking for a "doctor who shares" in neighboring countries, especially in Tunisia and Egypt to go to it. In this regard, Fatima Al Mahrousi said that she always goes with her mother to a cardiologist in the city of Alexandria every two months, explaining that "the turbulent conditions in Libya prevent us Of life in a stable way … you can go to hospitals, but you'll find it closed, and you have to wait. "
Doctors in Libyan hospitals and centers have been successful and serious surgeries from time to time, but the lack of resources prevents them from continuing to do so. In diagnosing the health sector crises in Libya, Al-Hamroush, who took over the health sector in the government of Abdul Rahim al-Kib, "They either work for external interests or as mercenaries to make financial gains for themselves. In both cases, they serve the interests of outside companies at the expense of the common good, and continue to be the case in Libyan hospitals, while investing the money of the people abroad by buying more equipment Pain Dictated, or without binding maintenance contracts, or hide them after buying them to be buying more of them without their use, or to sell them on the black market, and this also applies to drugs the same way. "
Oncology diseases continue to weigh heavily on the Libyan citizen. In this regard, a medical source at the Misrata Center for Oncology explained that the influx of patients to the institution prompted them to accept donations from citizens and charities, pointing out that "chemotherapy is deficient in the center."
The source, who declined to be named, said that the price of one dose per patient ranges between 3 thousand and 4 thousand dinars, pointing out that the treatment is the rate of once or twice a month, and the payment of the lack of medicines and the decline of health services in general winner Siraj, President of the Presidential Council, The other expressed his dissatisfaction with the quality of health services provided and the lack of medicines during a previous meeting of all health sector officials in the west. He called for the formation of a central committee to review all tenders for the supply of medicines for kidney diseases, tumors and vaccinations.
With the increasing number of patients on the outside for treatment at the expense of the state, Al-Seraj adopted the end of last July a treatment plan, including procedures for treatment at home and abroad.
The Information Office of the President of the Presidential Council of the Government of Al-Wefaq that "Al-Seraj instructed him to proceed immediately in the implementation of the treatment plan, which includes the treatment of all Libyans across Libya and to ensure transparency in spending, in accordance with the legislation in force," said Hamroush said in an interview with "Middle East" Treatment provided to Libyans is limited at home and is available abroad for reasons, notably the personal use of brokers, who are not only contracted to hospitals for treatment, but also by the "caregivers themselves."
Al-Hamroush added that a number of Libyans are using the pretext of treatment for Astrazak by receiving the funds allocated for their treatment from the countries sent to them (in agreement with the officials) for the delivery of these funds to the therapeutic clinics, at a rate agreed upon by all parties. "
The lack of health services is not limited to the lack of medical services or medicine. Mohamed El-Azoumi, head of a committee mandated by the Presidential Council to visit the municipality of Kufra and the Shura Administrative Region, explained the lack of health services in the health facilities located within the municipality and the city. Up to 90 per cent, due to battles over the past years.
Al-Azoumi revealed the inability of the facilities to provide important health services related to gynecology, obstetrics, kidneys, teeth, emergency and ambulance, due to the dilapidation of buildings, the need of some sections for radical and comprehensive maintenance, as well as lack of equipment, vaccines, equipment and medicines. "The lack of effective accountability and deterrence, and the spread of crime and weapons hinder reform and change, and provides fertile environment for further fraud and exploitation, and further misery, misery and degradation among the public, and the use of tumor center donations only an expected result of what I said.