Lebanese hospitals’ stock of fuel is only sufficient to cover their needs for a maximum of two days, the Syndicate of Hospitals in Lebanon warned on Wednesday.
The syndicate issued a brief statement in which it warned that the fuel crisis that is impacting the hospital sector has reached a critical level of danger that requires an immediate response.
“The diesel fuel crisis is reflecting on the work of hospitals after the syndicate was informed that [diesel fuel] had run out in the Tripoli and Zahrani facilities, and very few limited quantities remain with private importing companies,” it said.
“Most hospitals’ stock only lasts them for two days, some for one day, so we are facing an imminent danger that threatens the lives of patients directly.”
“It appears that the state is unable to do anything. God help us,” the Syndicate concluded.
This is the latest of many warnings that have emerged from Lebanon’s healthcare sector and hospitals in recent weeks.
The shortage of fuel and its dire impact on hospital operations has been putting the lives of many patients at direct risk.