Ubari General Hospital in Full Operational Mode

20170824_111248Doctor examines a patient at the Ubari General Hospital. Photo: ©UNDP/Ali Alshareef

 

“The Ubari General Hospital today is full of people… patients, doctors and nurses. Somedays ago the corridors were emptied since most examination rooms and departments were closed” said Fatima stretching her hand through the window to take the prescription while carrying her baby.

Highlights

  • The Stabilization Facility for Libya (SFL), led by the Government of National Accord and implemented by UNDP rehabilitated the Ubari General Hospital which today is the only public hospital functioning in its full potential in the region.
  • SFL has also provided the First Aid Unit of the hospital with an ambulance that is transporting patients from Ubari to Sebha, Murzug, Ghat and Tripoli.
  • After the completion of the work in the hospital, Fatima and other residents of the Ubari municipality and neighboring areas are receiving treatment at the General Hospital and the medical staff work in good conditions.

"The situation in the hospital has changed. Before, there was only one surgical doctor, so I had to go to the hospital in Sebha which is 200 km away. Now I can find here what I need, even a peditrician."

The Stabilization Facility for Libya (SFL), led by the Government of National Accord and implemented by UNDP rehabilitated the Ubari General Hospital which today is the only public hospital functioning in its full potential in the region.

Matog Abdullah, the medical director of the hospital who has been working there for 34 years, said, "Most of the departments have returned to work after the maintenance was completed and patients are receiving treatment.”

He add, "The power cuts are being a challenge here since the dialysis machines stop during patients’ sessions. The generator that SFL will provide to the hospital will solve the problem."

obari hospitalDialysis room rehabilitated at Ubari General Hospital. ©UNDP/Ali Alshareef

 

SFL has also provided the First Aid Unit of the hospital with an ambulance that is transporting patients from Ubari to Sebha, Murzug, Ghat and Tripoli.

The director of the First Aid and Emergency Unit, Mohammed Abu Baker, said, "People were transporting patients in their own cars, which are not equipped with oxygen and first aid supplies. In some cases, this lead to the death of the patient. With this ambulance, in only one month, we have already transported 89 patients in and out of the South”.

The Stabilization Facility for Libya also provided the Ubari General Hospital with water pumps and renovated the water supply system.

“In the past, the water station that provided drinking water to Ubari Hospital and the doctors' apartments was in danger of stopping at any moment," said Engineer Idris Al-Sheikh.  “This tank can hold more than 400,000 liters of water and can operate the hospital for 36 hours continuously”.

After the completion of the work in the hospital, Fatima and other residents of the Ubari municipality and neighboring areas are receiving treatment at the General Hospital and the medical staff work in good conditions.