Labor law restricts any foreigners from practicing medicine in Lebanon. (The Daily Star/Mahmoud Kheir)
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The head of Parliament's Health Committee, MP Atef Majdalani, said Monday that many Syrian doctors and nurses were illegally working in Lebanon in a clear violation of the law, which bans the practice of such professions by non-Lebanese.Majdalani, who belongs to the Future Movement bloc, urged the Order of Physicians to stay vigilant and defend the interests of Lebanese doctors in Lebanon.The crisis in Syria has caused more than a million Syrians to seek refuge in Lebanon, where they have been competing in many fields in which non-Lebanese are legally banned from working.
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