SAWT BEIRUT INTERNATIONAL

| 20 October 2021, Wednesday |

A new scandal affects Hamad Hassan

Well-informed medical sources revealed that Former Minister of Health Hamad Hassan owns a large and modern medical laboratory in the Bekaa Governorate in Baalbek, which constituted a conflict of interest with his public job.”

These sources criticized “the performance of the former minister, Hamad Hassan, who was flagrantly discriminating between the different health sectors.”

Sources added: “While he had set the maximum profit margin for importing pharmaceutical companies at 40 percent, and for hospitals at 20 percent, he refrained from specifying the margin for laboratories that achieved profits sometimes reaching 400 percent and even 600 percent, which provided a direct benefit to the owners of the laboratories.”