Child being given medical treatment in Benghazi hospital
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Libya rebels in Benghazi face medical crisis

A medical crisis is looming in the hospitals of the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi because of a lack of supplies, the BBC has learned.

Essential drugs are being rationed, with some patients receiving only a fraction of the medication they need, while basics like liquid paracetamol and gauze are also running low.

Bridget Kendall reports from Benghazi.

  • 28 Jun 2011
  • From the section Africa