Jordan, is now demanding that Tripoli pay up more than $200 million for treatment and services provided to thousands of Libyans by hospitals, doctors and hotels in Amman.
A Libyan official said on Saturday his government will hire a Jordanian firm to help process financial complaints filed by hospitals in Amman, according to Arabian Gazette.
On Saturday Private Hospitals Association chairman Fawzi Hamouri and director of the Libyan health office in Jordan Ali Bin Jlayel met to solve is ongoing issue. They agreed to task Jordanian medical insurance management company to process all the bills, which would be paid when the audit was completed and the money allocated by the Libyan government arrives, Arabian Gazzete reports.
Both countries stressed the importance of maintaining good relations and decided to work on enhancing cooperation between Jordanian private hospitals and the Libyan health sector in the long run, according to Petra news agency.
Hospitals affiliated with the Private Hospitals Association (PHA) said they will stop admitting Libyan patients except emergency cases and those who can pay cash up front, a PHA representative said on Saturday.
According to Hammuri, Tripoli now owes $105 million to Amman in medical bills, while around 2,000 Libyan patients are still hospitalised in the Jordanian capital, AFP reported.
Accordin to sources, Greece is facing a similar problem with Jordan as private Greek hospitals that had been earning revenues from treating rebels injured in their country last year, have stopped accepting them as patients due to a mounting unpaid bill by the Libyan government.