NEW DELHI: India has handed over humanitarian assistance comprising life-saving medicines and medical equipment worth $1 million to the National Transitional Council of Libya in Tripoli. Earlier, the NTC had provided a list of the needed life-saving drugs to Indian government officials in Benghazi.
"It may be mentioned that Government of India had provided assistance worth US $ 1 million in cash earlier to the National Transitional Council through the United Nation's Office of Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid in New York. The Government of India has been supportive of the people of Libya and has interacted with the National Transitional Council in London, Istanbul and Paris meeting including in the United Nations," said the foreign ministry in a statement.
The NTC has been considering sending injured Libyan nationals for their medical treatment to India. "Indian authorities welcome this and are looking forward to receive injured Libyan patients in India. In this regard a Libyan delegation has already visited India in December, 2011, to tie up treatment of injured Libyan patients in reputed hospitals," it added.
The government is also arranging to send a team of Jaipur Foot to Tripoli. The team would be providing prostheses (artificial limbs) to the injured Libyans and would set up a centre in Libya and provide readymade artificial limbs to injured Libyan patients.