The first Turkish-Libyan hospital was inaugurated on November 28 in the city of Misrata, in northwestern Libya.
Most of the doctors in this establishment will be Turks. The Turco-Libyan hospital was opened thanks to the Turkish conglomerate Karanfil Group which operates in Libya.
Murtaza Karanfil, who heads the Istanbul-based Karanfil Group, told Anadolu Agency that the hospital will provide medical services to thousands of Libyans.
“We are happy to inaugurate today the first Libyan-Turkish hospital in the brotherly and friendly country of Libya,” said Murtaza Karanfil, adding that the Libyan health infrastructure will be entrusted to Turkish doctors and administrators.
Emre Aktepe, a specialist in infectious diseases and clinical microbiology, said the Libyans helped them a lot in setting up the hospital.
“We came to Libya with a group of 14 doctors. Our nurses are also from Türkiye. We also have very valuable doctors and nurses from Libya and Tunisia,” he added.
Sevim Kara, Chief Nursing Officer, said they will provide very good service with his nursing friends who are skilled in all areas.
“Patients will be able to do all their procedures easily from their mobile phone. We have brought to the country a system that does not exist in Libya,” said Mucahit Ekinci, a specialist in computerized hospital management systems.
The 120-bed hospital has 13 outpatient departments, four operating theatres, nine emergency care beds and a fully equipped ambulance service, as well as general, cardiovascular, neonatal and coronary intensive care units.
The hospital will initially offer services in cardiovascular surgery, cardiology, orthopedics and traumatology, neurosurgery, general surgery, obstetrics, internal medicine, pediatric health and diseases, infectious diseases, anesthesia and resuscitation, otolaryngology, radiology, nutrition and dietetics, as well as emergency and ambulance services.
Other departments such as Urology, Dermatology and Cosmetology, Plastic Surgery and Pediatric Surgery will be commissioned in the second phase.
Source : Anadolu Agency