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Libya to stop paying for citizens' treatment in Jordan without prior approval

11 March 2012

Ali Bin Jalil, head of the Libyan medical committee in Jordan has said the Libyan government will stop paying after March 18 for the treatment of Libyan patients who come to Jordan without prior approval, Jordan Times has reported. According to the latest official figures, the total number of Libyans who have entered the kingdom since last February stands at 58,000 as of this week. The Libyan government has accumulated vast outstanding dues to Jordanian hotels and hospitals, said Bin Jalil. "I do not have the accurate figures on the outstanding debts, but they are in the millions," Bin Jalil said, adding that the total cost of treating Libyan patients in Jordan until the end of January reached $80m, and said "we have paid $30m of these outstanding dues."

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