DW News: “Lebanon’s hospitals are at a breaking point as they face the pandemic and fuel shortages”

Reuters informs us that the European Union and the United Nations are worried about Lebanon’s political catatonia (no government yet since the blast of August 4, 2020!):



Before sharing the Deutsche Welle (DW) news documentary about Lebanon’s severely challenged healthcare system at large (i.e., public/private), here are some examples of the latest developments shared by L’Orient Today a few hours ago:

  1. Dar al Shifa Hospital (Tripoli, Northern Lebanon) will close on Saturdays due to lack of diesel. “We asked authorities to help us, but unfortunately, no one has responded to us…The lives of many of our patients are at risk”.
  2. “Dozens of demonstrators have gathered at the Gibran Khalil Gibran Park in downtown Beirut to protest the inability of cancer patients to get medication needed for their treatment due to the shortages of drugs in the country”.
  3. Premier-designate Najib Mikati has left Baabda after his 13th meeting with President Michel Aoun regarding cabinet formation, without giving any statement“.

Below you can see a picture from the demonstration of cancer patients and their families mentioned above. Instead of focusing their energy on their treatment, these patients are worried about shortages of drugs :(.

A picture taken by An Nahar in Beirut

To conclude this post, Bambi will repeat the same question again and again: When will Lebanon finally form a government to effectively rescue what is left of the sinking boat?!

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