Tripoli's Governmental Hospital. (The Daily Star/Antoine Amrieh)
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A state hospital in the northern city of Tripoli Monday denied media reports that it had refused to treat an 18-month-old boy who later died of a lung infection, prompting an investigation into the incident.Other reports said the hospital turned the relatives away for not being able to pay the required medical fees.But the hospital denied the allegations, insisting the boy had been treated. General Director of the Tripoli Public Hospital Naser Adra told The Daily Star: "The boy was admitted to the hospital at midnight Sunday in a grave situation.A postmortem may be performed if necessary to determine the exact cause of death and establish whether the child underwent any treatment from the hospital's emergency room staff.
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