Hasbani Opened the Health Forum in its Second Edition and Presented the Achievements of the Ministry in 500 Days… the Deficit in Hospitalization and Medicine Coverage Equals Yearly One Month of Electricity Support
Deputy Prime Minister and Health Minister Ghassan Hasbani opened this morning the Future Health Forum that was held at Hilton Metropolitan Hotel and organized by the Ministry of Public Health in collaboration with the Al-Iktisad Wal-Aamal group. The opening session was attended by diplomats and representatives from different ministries, as well as leaders and officials in several fields in the health care sector.
In the opening session, statements were delivered by Deputy Prime Minister and Health Minister Ghassan Hasbani, Idal chairperson Eng. Nabil Itani and the Executive Director of Al-Iktisad Wal-Aamal group Raouf Abou Zaki. The attendees observed a minute of silence in memory of the Red Cross martyr Hanna Lahoud.
“Since less than five hundred days, we have taken office, and since less than three hundred days, we have launched the 2025 Health Strategy. We have achieved many stages in the execution of the first phase of the strategy that includes the development of the legal and procedural terms of the Universal Health Coverage, the launching of e-health, the emergency plan, and applications and food safety campaigns away from media spotlights. We have also developed incentives for hospitals to enhance intensive care, where the number of beds has been increased and we secured the funding required to develop the emergency department in government hospitals and support PHC centers from the World Bank and Islamic fund. And finally we have supported the pharmaceutical sector by taking a series of measures that promote the national industry, pharmacists and medicine safety, and launched e-services to simplify the citizen’s life and enhance transparency.”