AMMAN, Jordan – A Jordanian medical official says Libya owes $225 million in medical bills for thousands of Libyans treated in the kingdom's private and state-run hospitals.
Dr. Awni al-Bashir, the head of Jordan's association of private hospitals, say he is "confident Libya will make good" on its pledge to pay for the treatment of 45,000 Libyans since August.
Many of the Libyan patients were wounded in last year's uprising that overthrew longtime Libyan ruler Moammar Gadhafi.
Al-Bashir said on Thursday that most of the debt is owed to private Jordanian hospitals.
Another medical official, Dr. Abdullah Bashir, says Jordan — which is considered a top medical tourism destination in the Mideast — has treated more Libyans than another other country.