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Cabinet approves rehabilitation of six governmental hospitals
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The Cabinet approved the allocation of $6 million for the Ministry of Public Health to resume construction and rehabilitation works for the governmental hospitals in Rashaya, Sibline, Marjayoun, Bcharre, Kherbet kanafar, and Baabda.

Akram Karam, Project Manager of the Council for Development and Reconstruction (CDR), said that the budget will be allocated for extending the hospitals, rehabilitating the existing ones, equipping them and increasing the number of beds.

Around $1.9 million will be dedicated for the Rashaya governmental hospital to build a new floor that can host up to 30 beds. “There is a shortage in the number of beds available in this region,” said Karam.

The MOPH allocated $1 million to build an extension to the Bcharre Hospital that can host around 22 beds.

Around $1 million will be dedicated to Marjayoun and Kherbet Kanafar and Baabda hospitals to rehabilitate and equip them with new medical equipment.

For the Sibline governmental hospital, around $1.9 million will be invested to build a new building adjacent to the old one. It will include around 30 beds.

The MOPH will launch the tenders within a few months to assign the companies that will be handling this project. Karam said that CDR has not yet received any request for managing these projects.
Reported by Rania Ghanem
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Date Posted: Mar 25, 2015