| 8 December 2022, Thursday |

Increase dialysis’s cost

The dollar also threatens the health of the citizen. Today, the fee for a dialysis session has increased from 500 thousand pounds to one million pounds, and the fee for the treating physician has also been raised from 75 thousand to 200 thousand. This means that a kidney patient who needs about three sessions a week has to pay 12 million pounds a month in order to survive, which confirms that hospitalization is now only for the rich.

Commenting on this matter, the Director-General of the National Social Security Fund, Muhammad Karaki, explained to Sawt Beirut International that the insurance had to amend its definitions to protect insured kidney patients from paying insurance differences, especially since the materials used come from outside Lebanon. He added that if this increase had not occurred, the insured patient would have had to pay 500 thousand for each session as a guarantee difference


  • Sawt Beirut International