Public Health Minister, Jamil Jabak, toured Saturday the region of Nabatieh in the South, which he began by visiting "Loyalty to the Resistance" Parliamentary Bloc Head, MP Mohammad Raad, in the presence of senior Hezbollah officials. The visit was a chance to dwell on health issues related to the South and Nabatieh region.
Jabak promised that there will be no austerity when it comes to the health sector, stressing that hospitals in the South and Nabatieh never fail to admit patients for financial incapabilities.
"Today, the patient in the South or Nabatieh region has no problem being admitted into hospital for treatment. We have activated the Pharmacy Center located in the Nabatieh Governmental Hospital and Nabih Berri Governmental Hospital. There is a delegate who communicates with the Ministry of Health and can ensure the needed chronic medicines for patients every week," Jabak went on.
"We are working on a project with the primary health centers in the region, which will be covered by the Ministry of Health and the project will serve the entire area," he added, while assuring that "this project is not for the South region alone, but for all of Lebanon."
Referring to his Nabatieh visit today, Jabak said that the purpose is "to assess the needs of the region, especially following our recent visits and after the adoption of the state budget...We have now moved from promises to execution, and the possibilities of implementation are there."
He added: "We can work with each other and meet the needs of citizens. We all know that Nabatieh Province is home to a large number of citizens while the medical services here are modest...Therefore, the more we can support the health sector in this region, the more we can improve its situation."
In turn, MP Raad thanked Minister Jabak for his vitality, high morale and constant concern for the health of citizens in this country, and for the promising programs he has in store for the health sector.
Following his visit to Raad, Jabak then headed to the residence of Nabatieh's Imam, Sheikh Abdel-Hussein Sadek, who thanked the Minister for all his exerted efforts to strengthen the health sector.
Sheikh Sadek called on Jabak to ensure that the health card would include all Lebanese citizens regardless of their affiliations or sects, wishing him success in implementing his health plan so that no citizen remains deprived of proper medical care and attention.
Jabak, in turn, stressed that he is adamant on pursuing his health plan and implementing the various health services promised to citizens.
Source: National News Agency