Jabak Received a Delegation from the Lebanese University and Followed up the Health Risks of Pollution
Minister of Public Health Dr. Jamil Jabak received at his office at the Ministry a delegation of the Lebanese University headed by its president Dr. Fouad Ayyoub who mentioned that the medical and health matters of the Lebanese University were discussed. The delegation’s main demand was to establish a hospital affiliated to the Lebanese University to benefit from the expertise and potential in its faculties and to train the physicians. The deans called for the improvement of medical and hospitalization services of the faculties.
Dr. Jabak received also MP Abdel Rahim Mrad who congratulated him for taking office at the Ministry of Public Health and praised the field tours the Minister is undertaking to inspect the governmental hospitals, noting that this initiative is promising.
Minister Jabak met as well with the Governor of Baalbek Hermel Bachir Khoder who briefed him on the lack of medical services in the governorate, recalling the closure of Al Assi Hospital one year ago. Khoder added that Minister Jabak promised to follow up on the issue and address the other health issues caused by the Litani pollution and the negative impacts of the absence of a sewage network for the Syrian refugees’ camps located by the river. He stressed on the need to find scientific solutions for this pollution, noting that the cancer rates in Houch El Rafqah amounts to more than 20% of the population.