The Ministry of Health generally covers 80% of the medical cost of governmental hospitals for all its Lebanese constituents. With the exponential increase in the cost of essential medical supplies, tools, utensils, and medicine, governmental hospitals are not able to cope with these rising and fluctuating prices and are being forced to charge patients with the difference in new costs of medical treatment.
With the harsh realities we are facing today, parents of sick children aren’t even able to afford the minimal fee of governmental hospitals and the condition of their babies is becoming worse.
It goes without saying that doctors are also reluctant to be paid for their services based on the old currency rate. To make matters worse, they have not been paid their outstanding dues for quite some time. Hence operating doctors at governmental hospitals are becoming hesitant in pursuing their mission and are opting to work in private hospitals.
We cannot just stand by and watch the system crumble while innocent children pay the price of what Lebanon is facing.
As always, our mission is to save the lives of children and allow them to live their best life possible.