Lebanese Hospitals Owed Years in Arrears

Lebanese hospitals and their patients are in dire straits because they are owed years of back payments from the government, according to Human Rights Watch.
 
Lebanon's financial crisis has limited the import of medical supplies and facilities’ ability to buy medicines and pay salaries. Hospital staff have threatened to strike.
 
Private hospitals—which make up 82% of Lebanon’s health care capacity—have not received a single payment in 2019 and only half of what they were owed last year.
 
“The clock is ticking on the ability of many doctors and hospitals to treat patients,” said HRW’s Middle East director Joe Stork.
 
Human Rights Watch

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