Migration and Human Rights

Launch of national health survey program at migrant shelters


#Libyan_Cloud_News_Agency – Tripoli.

The National Center for Disease Control (NCMC), in cooperation with the Anti-Illegal Immigration Agency, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Organization for Migration launched a national health survey program on Tuesday. The program aims to provide a free screening service for all migrants, workers, officers and the police in the shelters. The screening is meant to detect cases of diseases so that the people can be treated with medicines for each case or even isolated when needed due to an infectious disease. “We start in Tripoli because it contains the largest number of shelters and all centers will be transferred to all cities for a comprehensive health survey. This will provide medical and therapeutic services to more than 6000 migrants from the centers”, said Abdul Rahman Anjim, the program’s official. Workers in the centers are exposed to skin diseases, respiratory infections such as tuberculosis, as well as HIV / AIDS, according to Captain Husni Abu Oyana, the director of the information office at the Sikka station, Tripoli branch. Due to direct contact with the injured and sick people. The program is an important step to identify and treat existing diseases to reduce the spread, to identify the diseases and provide appropriate treatment.

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