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Date: 19/02/2019
Author: NNA
Source: MoPH
Jabak Discussed with the Syndicate of Hospitals Owners the Health Sector Issues and Received an Invitation to Attend the Arab Hospitals Forum in Cairo
The Minister of Public Health Jamil Jabak received a delegation from the private hospitals owners syndicate headed by Sleiman Haroun, in the presence of MP Fadi Alama. During a meeting, hospitals matters and the ways to find solutions for the problems of the citizens and the hospitals’ owners were discussed.
“We consider them as an integral part of the hospitalization sector in Lebanon and a key partner in the health care and medical sector in Lebanon,” Jabak told the delegation.
Dr. Jabak said that the meeting tackled the problems of the syndicate and mentioned that the ministry would work to find solutions to these problems in no time.

Haroun stated that the visit aimed at congratulating Dr. Jabak for taking office at the Ministry. “The meeting provided an opportunity to consider the matters that need to be dealt with on the long term,” Jabak added.
“The delegation noticed Minister Jabak’s concern for the hospitals as much as for the patient and the need to provide him with the necessary services. It was agreed to activate the current scientific mechanism related to the admission of the patient to the emergency room at the hospitals in order to prevent any issues that might arise while admission,” Haroun said.
“The syndicate’s delegation asked the Minister of Public health to find solutions for the delay in the settlement of the amounts owed to the hospitals,” Haroun added.
Arab Hospitals Federation

Jabak then met with a delegation from the Arab Hospitals Federation that invited him to attend the “Arab Hospitals Federation Forum in Cairo” that will be held in conjunction with the Council of Arab Ministers of Health on 27 and 28 February. The delegation also invited him to attend the Arab Hospitals Federation Conference” that will be held next 10 and 11 April in Kuwait.