Abou Faour: Syrian condition heading towards new round of violence, number of refugees to the rise, thus increasing pressure over Lebanon

Public Health Minister, Wael Abou Faour, warned Saturday of the worsening situation in Syria, indicating that “conditions are heading towards a new round of violence, with an expected rise in the number of Syrian refugees which shall exert more pressures on Lebanon as a State, people, economy and health system.”

Abou Faour’s words came as he paid an inspection visit to the newly established Kherbet Kanafar Public Hospital in West Bekaa, accompanied by Greek Ambassador to Lebanon, Theodore Passas, and “Democratic Gathering” Member, Deputy Antoine Saad.

Abou Faour thanked the Greek government for its generous grant to the hospital, which is a vital health project providing essential medical care to the people of the region.

The Greek Ambassador, in turn, stressed on his country’s continued support to Lebanon, especially in the health sector. He also valued the huge efforts exerted by the Lebanese Public Health Ministry under the guidance of Minister Abou Faour, expressing admiration and respect to Lebanon and the Lebanese people.

 

Source: National News Agency

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