There’s so much propaganda around Hezbollah in the American media that it’s a little shocking when you look at the Lebanese media and realize they’re not the cartoon villains the NY Times and MSNC has convinced you they are. They’re a real political party with a real constituency and real political and economic positions.
BEIRUT: Health Minister Jamil Jabak said Saturday that he will cancel the ministry’s contracts with any hospital that denies a patient admission to the emergency room because of an inability to pay fees.
“No one accepts that a child or anyone gets rejected admission to the hospital’s emergency unit,” Jabak said in televised remarks from the public hospital in Minyeh, as part of a tour of multiple hospitals in northern Lebanon.
Earlier, after visiting Dr. Abdullah al-Rassi Public Hospital in Akkar’s Halba, he announced that the hospital’s financial ceiling – the maximum it can spend on patients a year – was eliminated. “It is not acceptable to have a patient in Akkar who wants to go to the area’s only governmental hospital, and there is a financial ceiling,” he said.