More than ten years after its establishment, and on response to Akkar Blast, political parties finally made a step and allowed the Saida Turkish Hospital to open its doors and start operating.
After Akkar’s horrific scene and the large number of victims that have fallen, hospitals were overwhelmed with injured people, prompting those affected to call on Minister of Health Hamad Hassan to expedite the hospital’s opening. Hassan, in turn, announced on Tuesday that he had received special approval from President Michel Aoun and Prime Minister Hassan Diab to allow the ministry to begin operating the Turkish hospital and to hire up to sixty people, including nurses, administrators, and doctors.
Measures that shall be taken now are, first, to acquire necessary financial funds to cover personnel salaries for at least a year, and medical and basic supplies to start their work, in order to avoid colliding in potential problems that other government hospitals face.
In light of a series of crises that have befallen this country, this hospital’s services are desperately needed. Any additional delay has become an unforgivable crime.