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Last updated: 15 march, 2011 - 15:51 GMT

Treating Libya's casualties

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During Egypt's uprising, Egyptian cardiologist Dina Omar spent time working in a makeshift field hospital in Cairo's Tahrir Square, dodging molotov cocktail bombs and saving lives.

Dina returned to her job in Beirut, Lebanon, but it was not long before news pictures of the violence in Libya moved her to help casualties again.

She took leave from work and returned to Cairo, where she was able to join a medical convoy going to Benghazi in Libya.

From there, she and a colleague made their way to Bin Jawad via Ajdabiya.

After seeing the need for experienced doctors in Ajdabiya, Dina was able to get support from Benghazi.

The team arrived just as a stream of casualties were admitted from nearby fighting, and spent nine days working round the clock.

Outlook's Matthew Bannister spoke to Dina and asked her about her recent experiences.


First broadcast 15 March 2011

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