Agenzia Fides report- "The situation in hospitals is tragic, because there are still many injured people and the staff cannot take care of all the emergencies", says Archbishop Giovanni Innocenzo Martinelli to Fides, Apostolic Vicar of Tripoli, in Libya, where fighting continues around the strongholds which are in the hands of Gaddafi’s men.
"There are many injured people in the inland towns, as for example in Sirte, who are then transported to Misratha" says Mgr. Martinelli, referring to one of the cities where violent fighting is still going on between the forces of the Libyan Transitional National Council and Gaddafi’s loyal fighters. "The same thing happens for the injured in Ben Walid, who must be transported to other centers because there are no hospitals in the area able to accommodate them", continues the Apostolic Vicar of Tripoli. "We need doctors, nurses assistance and medicines. I am launching appeals in all directions, not only to receive aid, but also for the most seriously injured to be hospitalized in Italy or elsewhere", concludes Mgr. Martinelli. (L.M.) (Agenzia Fides 29/09/2011)