Published: 2018-12-03 15:09
Last Updated: 2018-12-03 16:07
Chairman of the Private Hospitals Association (PHA), Dr. Fawzi Al-Hammouri, stated that the Jordanian-Libyan ministerial committee reached an agreement to end the Libyan government’s debt file in Jordanian private hospitals.
Jordanian Prime Minister, Omar Razzaz, and the Chairman of the Presidential Council of Libya, Fayez al-Sarraj, signed a memorandum of understanding on the mechanism of paying the debts of private hospitals, which amount to $220 million.
According to the agreement, 50 percent of the amount will be paid within two weeks of signing the agreement, 25 percent will be paid in February, 2019 and the remaining 25 percent will be paid in April.
For his part, acting Minister of Health, Abdul Nasser Al Basal, affirmed Jordan's keenness to support the Libyan brothers in all fields, the most important of which is the health aspect and the necessity of ending the outstanding issues.
The Libyan Minister of Health expressed appreciation of the Libyan government for the great humanitarian role played by the Jordanian hospitals in receiving Libyan wounded and patients in exceptional circumstances through Libya, stressing the commitment of the Libyan government to pay the dues of these hospitals.
In turn, Undersecretary of the Libyan Ministry of Health and Chairman of the Libyan Committee responsible for paying the debts of Jordanian hospitals, Dr. Mohamed Haitham, stressed the keenness of the committee to end this file as soon as possible. He appreciated the role played by the Jordanian hospitals in treating large numbers of wounded and Libyan patients.