Libyan Prime Minister Abdul-Hamed Dbeibah, on Tuesday, launched a national programme for the treatment of cancer patients.
The government is also establishing a new government agency, database and localising patients in the country.
The new agency will be responsible for developing and implementing necessary policies, plans and programmes to treat cancer.
The database is to determine the needs and necessary medicines for cancer patients, a statement by government’s information office, stated.
Dbeibah also approved the National Document for Cancer Prevention and Early Detection.
This entails an awareness and prevention campaign until February 2024, after which “the mandatory examination phase for all Libyan women over the age of 35 will begin,” the statement said.
Due to years of armed conflict and insecurity, Libyan authorities have been struggling to provide proper basic services, mainly healthcare and education for the people. (Xinhua)
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