Libyan Embassy Discusses Treatment of Libyan Patients in Egypt


The Chargé d’Affairs of the Libyan Embassy in Egypt, Mohamed Abdelali Mesbah held a meeting with the Financial Auditor and the Head of the Health Office of the Embassy regarding the treatment of Libyan patients in Egypt.

In a statement, the Embassy said that “this step comes in light of the mission’s endeavour to provide the best services to Libyan patients in Egyptian clinics and hospitals. As well as to pay close attention and follow-up to this file, in terms of ensuring that patients receive treatment in return for the amounts paid to those clinics.”

The Embassy added that the meeting “dealt with the fact that some sanatoriums discharge patients while still receiving treatment, and request full sums of money.”

It noted that “this is reprehensible and unjustified, especially since the Embassy is committed in its dealings with these sanatoriums. All the steps taken by the Health Office and the Finance Department aim to ensure that patients receive the best treatment, and reduce the inappropriate treatment of Libyan patients by some hospitals.”

Last year, the Spokesman for the Egypt Ministry of Health, Hossam Abdel Ghaffar said that Libyan citizens in Egypt will soon be allowed treatment in state hospitals.

Abdel Ghaffar confirmed the existence of a draft agreement between the Egyptian and Libyan Ministries of Health.

In 2021, Egypt and Libya signed 14 Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) and six executive agreements in several fields during the 11th round of meetings of the Egyptian-Libyan joint higher committee.

Egyptian Prime Minister, Mostafa Madbouly and his Government of National Unity (GNU) counterpart, Abdel-Hamid Dbaiba, attended the meetings and witnessed the signing of the agreements, a statement read.

The MoU’s include one between the Central Agency For Organisation and Administration in Egypt and Civil Service in Libya, and another to establish a joint commercial committee. As well as an agreement between the Egyptian Industrial Development Authority and the Libyan Ministry of Industry and Minerals.

Other MoU’s were signed in the fields of agriculture, social solidarity, civil aviation security, oil and gas, counter-maritime pollution, marine search and rescue, housing, construction, and youth and sports.