| 23 April 2024, Tuesday |

Hospitals warn of an inevitable health disaster

A regular meeting joined today, Prime Minister Najib Mikati and Minister of Energy and Water Walid Fayyad, at the Grand Serail, devoted to discussing World Bank projects aimed at supporting and reforming the electricity sector in Lebanon.

Following the meeting, Minister Fayyad said that he briefed PM Mikati about the progress in the electricity file, and discussed the possibility of signing the agreement with Jordan soon, before the end of the year, as well as the timing of signing the agreement with Egypt, which stipulates that it does not contradict the “Caesar Law,” which requires talk with the Egyptian side.

The two parties also discussed the financing conditions from the World Bank, most of which are reform conditions related to good administrative and financial continuity for EDL, with a long-term plan for the sector, to be implemented within a timetable that does not exceed the first months of the year.

The hospital health sector is going through a stifling crisis, as it is neither able to continue nor to stop providing medical services to its patients. There sector is suffering from many obstacles and challenges, while those concerned are afraid of starting the path towards a comprehensive collapse, which may lead to the closure of health centers and hospitals.

To shed light on this issue, the head of the Hospitals Syndicate, Suleiman Haroun, joined us.

  • Sawt Beirut International