Tripoli: Libyan government Health Minister Othman Abdul Jalil has announced that services have resumed at six hospitals in the city of Darna, a week after floods hit the eastern part of the country.
“The Crisis and Emergency Committee has reactivated six hospitals for surgeries in Darna city and they are now using modern equipment,” Jalil said at a news conference on Sunday in the city worst hit by the floods.
The official said local residents, rescue workers and volunteers in Darna have been vaccinated to prevent the spread of the diseases, and a committee has been set up to provide psychological support to flood survivors in the city, which is just north of the capital Tripoli. Located approximately 1,300 km east of.
Mediterranean Storm Daniel on September 10 caused Libya’s worst flooding in decades, killing at least 5,500 people and leaving 10,000 others missing, according to official figures.
Oil-rich Libya has been divided between rival administrations in the east and west for years following the fall of late leader Muammar Gaddafi in 2011.