Lebanon’s medical sector buckles under continuous crises

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Al-Araby

As Lebanon struggles to overcome a crippling financial crisis, the country’s medical sector has been stretched almost to breaking point. Already drained of resources by the global COVID-19 pandemic, the devaluation of the Lebanese lira has caused the cost of hospital treatments to skyrocket, forcing people to choose between healthcare or other essential amenities like food or fuel. At the same time, doctors and nurses – many of whom work in the private sector on a case-by-case basis – have seen their own salaries reduced to almost nothing, leaving them with few options. “After five or ten year…

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