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Qatar Fund For Development Provides Aid To Lebanon's Health Sector


(MENAFN- The Peninsula) QNA

DOHA: Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD) provided financial support to the Lebanese Ministry of Public Health by covering the fuel expenses for several hospitals and health facility in Lebanon.

The first two batches of aid arrived covering about 991,000 liters of fuels distributed to more than 40 government hospitals and centers for elderly care and health facilities.

Director-General of the Qatar Fund for Development Khalifa Al Kuwari said: 'This aid aims to alleviate the burden on the Lebanese people, especially during these agonizing circumstances and the tough economic conditions that the country is experiencing. As this aid will play a pivotal role in supporting the health sector in the Republic of Lebanon.'

For his part, Lebanese Minister of Public Health HE Firas Al Abyad said: 'All thanks and appreciation to Qatar Fund for Development initiative, which came at its time as a message of support for the government hospital sector to remain resilient in light of this suffocating and unprecedented economic crisis that Lebanon is going through. Our goal at this stage is to provide sustainability in health and hospital services after government hospitals have become a haven for citizens unable to keep up with the rise in their hospital bills.' 

'There is no doubt that supplying government hospitals and the Karantina drug store with the necessary fuel for power generation is vital and necessary to achieve this goal. It is not the first time that the State of Qatar has made us aware that Lebanon is not alone in a time of crisis, and this is a characteristic of brothers who do not hesitate to support each other in all circumstances.'

QFFD provided many assistance, especially medical assistance to the Lebanese people, which HH the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani pledged during the Paris International Conference in Paris, France on August 9, 2020, an amount of $50 million to help and support Beirut and the Lebanese people -- this was after the Beirut port explosion.

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