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الجمعة، فبراير 25، 2011

To be a doctor in Libya أن تكون طبيبا في ليبيا


In this post, we will summarize the critical medical situation in Libya during revolution.

الجيش المصري يفتح مستشفى ميداني على الحدود المصرية الليبية
 Egypt army opens hospitals as Libyans quit border Monday, February 21


Egypt's army has set up two field hospitals on the border with Libya and Libyan guards have withdrawn from their side of the boundary after anti-government protests, the army said on its Facebook page on Monday.

"Members of the Libyan border guard withdrew from (the Libyan side of the border) and it is currently in the control of people's committees," Egypt's Supreme Council of the Armed Forces said in its Facebook message.


قوافل مساعدات طبية من مصر  في طريقها إلى ليبيا
Egyptian medical aid convoys head for Libya Wed Feb 23, 2011

Humanitarian Aid convoys have been setting off for Libyan border from the Egyptian capital Cairo as well as other major cities around the country.

The convoys are the result of volunteer work by Egyptians who organized the trip using social networking websites following careful planning.

The organizers also enlisted the help of the Egyptian Doctors Syndicate who chose the type of medical aid that will be most useful for Libyans. Some medical workers are also accompanying the convoy to help the injured in case they come across someone wounded fleeing Libya. They hope to be able to enter Libya and care for the wounded there.



قوات القذافي تعدم الجرحى بالمستشفيات

Gaddafi forces execute patients! Thu Feb 24, 2011
 
Rome - Forces loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi stormed hospitals in Tripoli and summarily executed injured anti-regime protesters who were being treated, a report said on Thursday.

Members of the Libyan Revolutionary Committee, the backbone of Gaddafi's regime, "burst in hospitals and killed wounded people who had protested against the regime," said Slimane Bouchuiguir, who leads the Libyan branch of the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), cited by Italian news agency MISNA.

"They transported the corpses to make them disappear, perhaps to burn them, because they know that foreign journalists are moving closer," he said of the incidents that took place Tuesday and Wednesday.

"Doctors who objected were threatened," he added.

The account reached Bouchuiguir in Switzerland, where the rights group is based, because independent organisations are banned in Libya under Gaddafi's 41-year rule.

Into the tenth day of revolts that rights groups claim to have killed at least 600 people, Gaddafi appeared to be losing his grip on Thursday in front of an emboldened opposition and as Western nations mulled sanctions.



الهيئة الدولية للصليب الأحمر مستعدة لإرسال مساعدات طبية إلى ليبيا
ICRC sends medical aid to Libya Thu Feb 24, 2011

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) says everything is cleared to send medical teams to help those injured in Libya's revolution.


"Three teams of medical staff, including surgeons, are ready to leave for Libya to help local staff in their life-saving activities," Georgios Georgantas, ICRC deputy head of operations for Northern and Western Africa, said on Wednesday, AFP reported.

The teams will include personnel from the Norwegian, Finnish and German Red Cross societies, he said, adding that there would be enough medical supplies and equipment to treat up to 2,000 injured people.

The dispatched medical staff are planned to first leave for neighboring countries on Thursday and once the situation improves in Libya, they will be transferred into the country.

Reports from Libya said that the security forces' brutal crackdown against pro-democracy protesters has left at least 1,000 people dead since last week, while the embattled ruler Muammar Gaddafi has vowed not to bow to popular calls to end his four-decade rule.

Security forces used heavy machine guns on Wednesday to stop crowds of protesters. However, more cities, including Kufra, Benghazi, Derna and Tobruk, are falling out of the control of government forces.

Meanwhile, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon condemned the Libyan government's use of violence against protesters, calling for an end to the “bloodshed” in the North African country.

The European Union member states are also discussing sanctions against Gaddafi. Italy has, however, signaled disagreement, citing fears that at least 300,000 Libyan migrants could seek refuge in the European country.

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