Jordan hospitals struggle with Libya patients

Libyans hurt in uprising say Tripoli has failed to co-ordinate with Jordan’s authorities over their arrival.


Jordan’s hospitals are struggling to cope with thousands of Libyans who were injured during the country’s uprising.

Some of the Libyan patients are angry at the National Transitional Council, which is paying their medical bills, accusing them of failing to co-ordinate with the Jordanian authorities regarding their arrival.

Many of them have made the long trip to Jordan for medical treatment only to find that hospitals are unable to admit them.

About 15,000 Libyans are currently receiving treatment in Jordan’s private hospitals while their country struggles to rebuild itself.

Al Jazeera’s Nisreen El-Shamayleh reports from Amman.

Source: Al Jazeera