File - Health Minister Wael Abu Faour speaks during a press conference in Beirut, Thursday, March 27, 2014. (The Daily Star/Mahmoud Kheir)
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Health Minister Wael Abu Faour Wednesday launched a new program to automatically audit invoices from contracted hospitals, hailing the move as a step forward for financial transparency.Abu Faour said the automated system would prevent bill being meddled with or charges being inflated by hospitals.Abu Faour said he hoped the new system would result in more transparent dealings between the ministry and hospitals, in addition to reducing the ministry's bill for treating hospitalized patients.
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