The country, which ranked 23 globally in terms of health care in 2018, shows today its catastrophic failure in managing all aspects of the health sector. We lost medicine and abandoned doctors, while smuggling did not stop. In this context, under the title “Failed State… The health care crisis is a crime against humanity” set up the white shirts In coordination with groups from the popular movement, a workshop was held with experts to invite international bodies to contribute to the implementation of solutions.
The medical director at Rizk Hospital, Dr. George Ghanem, confirmed to “Sawt of Beirut International” reporter, Ghida Jbeili, that half solutions increase the deterioration and cancel confidence permanently, every decision issued by the Ministry of Health, the government and the Banque du Liban increases the collapse.” He added, “The only solution is to find channels for cooperation.” Between the World Health Organization, the World Bank and European bodies to provide Lebanon with assistance to the medical and hospital sector to implement the existing plans.
Doctors from various hospital and pharmacological specialties attended the symposium, which included dialogue sessions in which several topics were discussed, from the reality of hospitals and the medicine crisis to the loss of medical supplies. Director of Rafic Hariri Hospital, Dr. Firas Abyad, told “Sawt Beirut International” there is no doubt that the crisis is great, the numbers of Corona are increasing, There is an increase of 30% within one day for the number of patients in intensive care, and now we have heard from the rest of the hospitals about the difficulties they are facing, which prevent them from carrying out their daily duties. Therefore, if we face a fourth wave of Corona, our preparations are less than the previous one, adding, “What is required is to find a solution to daily problems such as electricity.” And the missing medicines and supplies, and support must be found for doctors and nurses to stay in Lebanon, and in the medium term, the customs fees that we are working on must be restored.”
Head of the Medical Supplies Importers Syndicate, Salma Assi, confirmed to “Sawt Beirut International” that “suppliers have stopped sending supplies until the bills are paid, and the second problem is related to the work mechanism.”
The white shirts were able to present solutions to the painful hospital reality, hoping they would receive internal and external support before it is too late.