Aid & Development

Medical services in the Tobruk Medical Centre are rapidly developing

North Africa

The Tobruk Medical Centre in eastern Libya has increased the scope of its services, which now include open-heart and vascular surgeries, as well as treatments for children.

Tobruk Medical Centre, which is located in the city of Tobruk in eastern Libya, has increased its capacities by offering a variety of treatments and procedures for complicated and more specialist illnesses and conditions.

The centre, which is considered one of the three top facilities in Libya, will largely provide assistance to people in Tobruk and nearby towns and cities, but it has also treated people from as far as Zliten and Tripoli both located in western Libya.

Among the treatments offered include medical services in plastic surgery, vascular surgery, physiotherapy, dialysis, neurosurgery, and orthopaedics, as well as general surgery, thoracic surgery, and surgery for the nose, ear, throat, abdomen, and eyes.

The idea is to increase the quality and quantity of procedures, utilise new technology, and increase the capacity of doctors to make the centre a medical leader in the country.

Recently, doctors from the centre were given training by doctors from the United States, who made a series of visits to Tobruk over a three-year period. The training resulted in the doctors being able to perform open-heart surgeries on both children and adults.

“More than 300 open heart surgeries were performed at the centre for both adults and children,” said one of the centre’s doctors. “Libyan doctors at the Tobruk Medical Centre have been able to perform open-heart surgeries for children and those who have undergone surgery have healed.”

“These doctors have the determination and desire to learn, develop, train, and run the centre, which prepared this three-year plan to train these doctors.”

The Centre also offers the opportunity to gain a diploma from the Paediatrics and Surgery Department for training and development of physicians and hosts other specialist doctors from around the world. The aim of this is to teach Libyan doctors themselves how to conduct specialist procedures and thus reduce the burden on health services in the country.