Medevac project to assist Libyan patients

The government-financed humanitarian aid programme Medevac which was set up to help treat children from countries ravaged by war or natural disasters is to be extended to five seriously injured adult Libyans who are in urgent need of medical assistance. The decision was announced by Czech Foreign Minister Karel Schwarzenberg on Friday. The patients are to be transported to the Czech Republic on an army plane and are scheduled to arrive on December 12th. Close to 130 child patients have received care in Czech hospitals within the Medevac programme set up in 1993. They were mostly from Iraq, Kosovo, Bosnia, Afghanistan and Cambodia.