Hospitals in Lebanon Slowly Come to a Standstill

Published August 23rd, 2021 - 02:06 GMT
Downtown Beirut the flag waves
In Beirut (AFP File Photo)

ALBAWABA – Say a little prayer for Lebanon! There is no medicine in Lebanon and if there is its, very little. The medical sector is collapsing because of the country’s economic crisis and the downward spiral is bottomless.

One story run by currently running by AP and making headways on the social medias is plainly titled “Lebanese hospitals at breaking point as everything runs out” describing the dismal state of Lebanese hospitals and its medical sector that is near collapse.

The article is being shared literally – not an understatement – by every who cares for Lebanon. One simply says this article is devastating.

There is very little commentary or opinion except for quotes taken for the article that graphically underlines the deteriorating situation, the fact there is no medicine, few medical staff because everyone is leaving, there is no electricity, no fuel and the fact that hospitals have to operate in the dark with air conditioners turned off except in operating theaters.

Another one says our country is disintegrating in front of our eyes and we can't do anything to stop it. 

Many point out that a few years ago Lebanon was the envy of the Arab world with many – the rich and famous - coming here for their medical operations but no more.

Today, it is reported that 2,500 and nurses have left the country this year alone.

Health officials reported in June that Lebanon was already missing 70% of its medicines and medical supplies.

 


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