Caretaker Health Minister Hamad Hassan announced a state of alertness and emergency in all the directorates of the ministry to keep pace with the humanitarian and health repercussions of al-Tleil disaster,.
He started with a series of calls with other governments to evacuate a number of injured people and securing medicines and supplies for burns, as well as dispatching teams from the Ministry of Public Health to hospitals to keep pace with the process of identifying the needs, in addition to opening the doors of primary health care centers to keep pace with those with moderate and minor injuries.
In a press conference held at the Ministry of Public Health after presiding over a meeting of heads of directorates and departments concerned with following up on the conditions of the wounded at hospitals, Hassan offered condolences to the innocent victims and wished a speedy recovery for the wounded.
The Minister announced that, according to the latest statistics of the Ministry of Health, 27 people have been confirmed dead, distributed among hospitals as follows: Seven bodies at Tripoli Governmental Hospital, five at Our Lady of Peace Hospital in Kobayat, one at Peace Hospital in Tripoli, seven at Rahal Hospital, two at El Youssef Hospital Center, two at Khalaf Al Habtoor Hospital, three at Halba Governmental Hospital, in addition to body parts that may have belonged to one or more persons.
He added: “The number of injured people reached 79, of whom 27 were discharged from hospitals, and 52 cases remained, including 24 in critical condition and with fourth degree burns.
Minister Hassan saluted all the hospitals that responded to the humanitarian call, especially Tripoli and Geitaoui hospitals, which received cases with severe burns.