NNA - Baalbek - Caretaker Public Health Minister, Hamad Hassan, called on hospitals in all governorates to "provide additional beds and intensive care devices, especially as we are on the verge of the winter season, which threatens to increase the number of Coronavirus infections with the registration of more cases that need delicate care."
He pledged to provide hospitals that offer intensive care rooms with the benefit of ventilators.
Hassan's call came during his patronage of the launching of the "Baalbek-Hermel Hospitals Group" at the Imam Khomeini Cultural Center in Baalbek today, in the presence of the "Baalbek Deputies" Bloc Member, MP Ali al-Moqdad, and a number of dignitaries from the region and hospital directors.
Hassan commended "the leadership of the Bekaa region in Hezbollah, the Baalbek-Hermel Deputies Bloc, the directors and owners of governmental and private hospitals, for this initiative, which is integrated with the efforts of the Public Health Ministry across the homeland, to confront the developments and the curve of the Corona epidemic."
"A week ago, we launched an integrated plan between government hospitals in each governorate, while today the integration between government and private hospitals is a commendable step and a responsible initiative, reflecting the cooperation we started since the beginning of the epidemic to protect society, with positive repercussions and results," outlined Hassan.
He also touched on the places of quarantine and their role, saying: "Quarantine is necessary, especially at this time when a rise in the number of cases is recorded, and the Disaster Committee will take this issue to a higher level of implementation after it has completed all logistical and evaluation studies of quarantine places. As a government, we must take the initiative to quarantine all citizens who do not have in their places of residence the opportunity to be safe for their families, neighbors and society."
"At this time, we must cooperate and join efforts, and we want such a clear and bright image that is evident today in Baalbek-Hermel to be generalized to all governorates," corroborated Hassan.
In turn, MP al-Moqdad considered that "this initiative comes at a time when the country is suffering many health and social calamities," emphasizing that the aim is "to provide coordination between hospitals, with no political or partisan nature but is merely intended for the service of mankind."