NNA – Prime Minister, Dr. Hassan Diab, received this afternoon at the Grand Serail, a delegation of the Order of Dentists, in the presence of MP QassemHashem; the delegation included: Professor Roger Rbeiz, President of the Lebanese Dental Association (LDA) – Beirut, Dr. Rola Dib Khalaf, President of the Lebanese Dental Association – Tripoli, Dr. Charles El-Harrach, LDA secretary general, and Dr. Wadih Hosni, LDA Board member, in the presence of PM Advisor, Khodor Taleb.
After the meeting, Hashem said: “We tackledwith PM Diab the concerns of the profession, in light of the difficult economic conditions that afflicted all sectors in the country, and which were reflected on the profession as a result of the increase in the prices of medical supplies due to the high dollar exchange rate. We demand the government to assist this profession by purchasing medical supplies at the official dollar exchange rate.”
In turn, Rbeiz thanked PM Diab for his responsiveness, praising the Minister of Health’s consideration of the sector’s demands, adding: “In cooperation between PM Diab and the Ministers of Health, Finance and Economy as well as Central Bank’s Governor, dentists will overcome their plight.”
For her part, Khalaf thanked PM Diab, hopingthat the dentists’ demands would be fulfilled to overcome this difficult period.–PM Press Office
Source: National News Agency-Lebanon