Tarhouna municipality rejects LYD500 check allocated for the city’s hospital

Tarhouna municipality rejects LYD500 check allocated for the city’s hospital

August 15, 2016 - 21:07
Posted in:
Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The mayor of Tarhouna has refused to receive a check worth LYD500 ($100 in the black market) sent by the UN-proposed government’s Health Ministry for the city’s public hospital.

The head of the media bureau of Tarhouna Municipality, Mohammed Saied, said the hospital is in 5.572 million dinars debt and is suffering from acute shortages of equipment and medicines as well as medical staff.

“The mayor met with the Head of the UN-proposed government, Fayez Al-Sirraj, and his deputy Ahmed Mitig as well as with the government’s Health Minister, Omar Al-Taher, and at the end they promised to allocate 1.3 million dollars for the hospital, yet they did not keep their promise.” Saied added.

He also said that it is unclear and unfathomable that the government decreased the sum of financial aid to the hospital this much, saying the check they sent cannot even repair a loose electricity cable.