And during his receipt of the Ministry of Health from the former Minister of Health, Hamad Hassan, he stressed that “the first concern of the Ministry of Health will be for the citizen to obtain the required health care services, with what this requires to develop the performance of public hospitals and primary health care centers, support health human resources and build their capacities. And work to direct health systems towards preventive and primary health care, and to reduce health inequality in order to achieve universal health coverage.
He directed to health sector workers, whether in the Ministry of Health or hospitals and health centers, promising them to “make every effort to support their steadfastness in their homeland and institutions.” He called on partners in the health sector, including importers of medicines, medical supplies, private hospitals, guarantors and others, to “cooperate with the efforts of the ministry, in order to ensure the continuation of providing health services to citizens at an acceptable cost, while making sure that the solutions offered are not at the expense of their continuity.”
He also called on “international partners from organizations and supporting bodies” to “more support in these difficult times”, promising them that “the ministry will deal with any assistance with the necessary transparency and good use.”
He also promised the Lebanese people that the ministry’s first concern “is its service and interest, and it will spare no effort to achieve this,” thanking Hassan and his team for “all their efforts during severe and successive crises, especially the support they provided to government hospitals, primarily Beirut University Hospital.
For his part, Hassan expressed his satisfaction with “the achieved rate of community immunization, which is about 70%,” explaining that “the recent study developed by the Ministry of Public Health showed that 48% of the Lebanese community has immunomodulators, and the vaccination rate has exceeded about 35% to date. ».