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Lebanon: Hospital Crisis Endangering Health

Expand Lebanese doctors chant slogans as they take part in anti-government demonstrations in central Beirut on November 12, 2019.  © 2019 AFP/Getty (Beirut) – Lebanon’s medical practitioners and public officials are warning that hospitals may soon not be able to provide patients with life-saving surgery and urgent medical care because of a financial crisis, Human Rights Watch said today. The crisis stems from the government’s failure to reimburse private and public hospitals, including funds owed by the National Social Security Fund and military health funds, making it difficult to pay staff…

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