| 25 May 2024, Saturday |

Dr. Ismail Sukkarieh to SBI: Ministry of Health, Parliament are false witnesses

“All people shall enjoy the rights to health,” as the phrase goes, is no longer true. Hospitalization has become a privilege reserved for the wealthy in Lebanon. In the presence of a government that is unable to cover the expense of medical care for its residents, while these people have lost the least financial capacities that would allow them to obtain treatment, hospital admission has become a difficulty.

Hospitals are requesting guarantor institutions to raise the tariff, but these institutions are unable to do so because they are on the verge of bankruptcy, while the anxious citizen is forced to pay the cost of medical goods, which has raised the hospital bill by three times and more.

In brief, we confirm that medical treatment in Lebanon is no longer affordable for low-income individuals, as solutions have grown more speculative at a time when officials and authorities’ primary priority is limited to promoting and acting false heroic performances.

  • Sawt Beirut International