WHO: 5000 cancer patients in Tobruk without cure


The spokesman of the World Health Organisation, WHO, in Libya, Ahmad Al-Aleegi, said 5000 cancer patients are without cure in Tobruk and its suburbs, pointing out that Al-Thinni government is literally unable to provide remedy to them due to the current crisis in Libya.

Al-Aleegi said the price of one needle of the chemotherapy for cancer is more than $3000, which is way too expensive for the families of the patients given the current cash crisis and low life conditions for the Libyan families.

“There are more than 3000 families in Tobruk and its suburbs that are threatened to be impoverished in the coming three years, worse yet, they will even be under the poverty line as they try to provide chemotherapy for their cancer-stricken dear ones.” He explained.

WHO is exerting doubled efforts currently to build Al-Rahma (Mercy) Charity Hospital in Tobruk to cure cancer patients. The Hospital will be open for all donations from businessmen, Sadaqa, Zakat and other good gestures by everyone via the Hospital’s bank accounts, the spokesman of WHO in Libya concluded.

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