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Libyan Prime Minister: Having a strong private sector helps us deal with the Corona crisis


The head of the Libyan National Unity Government, Abdel Hamid al-Dabaiba, stressed that the presence of a strong and organized private sector helps in “dealing with the large number of patients, especially during health crises such as the Corona crisis,” and that this also avoids citizens spending millions of dollars on treatment abroad.


The Libyan Center Gate stated that this came during Dabaiba’s participation today (Saturday) in the first conference of the Federation of Libyan Clinics under the slogan “Private clinics between the present and the future”, in the presence of the Vice President of the Presidential Council Abdullah Al-Lafi, the head of the Audit Bureau Khaled Shakshak, and the Governor of the Central Bank of Libya, Siddiq Al-Kabeer. Health Minister Ali Al-Zanati and Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs Adel Jumaa.


Al-Debiya gave a speech on the occasion, at the outset, he thanked the organizers of the "important event that would help improve the health situation in the country if it was properly utilized."


He added, "The presence of a strong and organized private sector in various fields is very important, given what competition makes for the development of products and services, and it would also help hospitals and public clinics in dealing with a large number of patients, especially during health crises such as the Corona crisis."


He pointed to the need for real partnership between the public and private sectors in the health field and to develop an effective vision for the health insurance project, stressing the importance of activating the banking sector in supporting the private health sector through investment, after the classification of clinics by the Ministry of Health.


He continued: "We need to organize and monitor the private sector in a way that helps in performing its tasks in the required manner to provide services of the highest quality to all citizens, and it is also important not to be satisfied with the main cities and to reach the services of the private health sector to remote and inland areas."


He called for the development of the private health sector and access to high levels of quality, "so that it can provide our needs for health services in a way that prevents us from spending millions of dollars on treatment abroad."

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