The Libyan Prime Minister, Fathi Bashagha, confirmed that his government had obtained a budget estimated at only 1.05 billion dinars (about $200 million) to be spent on all the regions of Libya.
Bashagha indicated that it had been allocated to the three emergency committees formed in the East, South and West.
This came in his speech during the opening of the pediatric department at Ibn Sina Hospital in Sirte on Monday Monday, after its maintenance.
“The government’s conditions are difficult, but we accepted the challenge, and there are sectors in need, but the amount of money is little,” Bashagha said in a video clip published by the government’s media office, referring to spending three million dinars to restore life to the children’s department and other facilities in the hospital.
He added: “The enemy of the Libyan people is corruption, and it must be combated. There are 500 workers and nurses who have not received their salaries since 2017. This is due to the rampant corruption in the health sector, that we must resist, and we are determined to do so.”