Italy gives details of planned Libya military hospital

The 50-bed military field hospital will be built at Misrata airport (pictured) and will be protected by a unit of 100 troopsItaly is to build a 50-bed military field hospital to treat injured Libyan government forces in the conflict-wracked north of the country, ministers said Tuesday. The hospital will be built at Misrata airport and will be protected by a unit of 100 troops. “We are planning to deploy around 300 people, 65 doctors and nurses, 135 logistics staff and 100 for the protection of the hospital,” Defence Minister Roberta Pinotti told a hearing of the parliamentary committee for defence and foreign affairs.

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