Back in January, we shared the cries of local medical equipment importers who warned that Lebanon was running out of surgical tools
. Today, a new problem has emerged, further threatening our medical sector.
According to President of the Syndicate of Private Hospitals in Lebanon, Sleiman Haroun, Lebanese hospitals are now experiencing a shortage in essential surgical and anesthetic equipment, a truly frightening prospect. Editorial Purpose:
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Earlier today, Haroun held a televised press conference during which he stated that hospitals will be obliged to receive emergency cases only in the upcoming stages. These include dialysis and chemotherapy patients, and other life-threatening cases.
He also warned of a dangerous shortage in essential medical supplies due to the crumbling economy and the devaluation of the national currency, shedding light on hospitals’ inability to “replace or repair a malfunction in hospital equipment like CT scans, X-Ray machines, etc.”
Are we going to live by “the pain will go away when the pain stops hurting” from now on? Or will this health crisis be resolved?
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