Yesterday, the Minister of Public Health of Lebanon Ghassan Hasbani opened an emergency health center at the Beirut – Rafic Hariri International Airport. The center has been supplied with modern equipment for cases that require rapid care. The medical personnel will take care of the patients before the ambulance arrives. Also, the center will examine pregnant women and their babies to make sure that they can travel without threatening their health. People who are traveling to African and equatorial countries will be able to get vaccinated there. The center will work along with the quarantine which got expanded and also offers vaccines for yellow fever, meningitis, and other diseases. https://www.facebook.com/mophleb/photos/pcb.1717053515270979/1717053398604324/?type=3&theater The establishment of this health center was necessary since the traffic at the airport increased a lot this year. The airport has seen an increase of 17% in the number of passengers in August 2017 compared to the same month last year.
The number has reached to 1,067,471 passengers
. In fact, 5,538,185 people traveled to and from Beirut Airport during the first eight months of 2017 compared to 5,081,386 passengers last year.