Kuwait has donated $10 million to fund the construction of two one-day-surgery hospitals in Lebanon, caretaker Health Minister Hamad Hasan announced on Saturday.
The hospitals will be built in each of Hrabta (Baalbek District) and Sir El-Danniyeh (northern Lebanon). Part of the funds will also be used to complete the Deir El-Qamar Governmental Hospital.
Hasan told Al-Manar on Saturday that the donation is one of several that Lebanon will receive soon.
He revealed that Iraqi Health Minister Hassan Al-Tamimi will come to Lebanon on a 3-day visit on Wednesday aboard a plane carrying medical supplies donated by Iraq.
Hasan added that talks with his Iraqi counterpart will tackle “the exchange of medical and academic services, as well as the implementation of the oil agreement.”
In addition, Hasan announced that the World Bank has agreed to cover the purchase of additional equipment for government hospitals from the loan that it had previously granted Lebanon.
The World Bank funding ($32 million) will be used to provide primary healthcare services, especially for the most vulnerable families, according to the official.
On a side note, Hasan announced that the Lebanese Health Ministry had closed a new deal with Pfizer to secure 750,000 new coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine doses in May and June.
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