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In the northeastern border town of Arsal, where 50,000 Lebanese and 100,000 Syrian refugees share scant medical resources, several Syrian doctors are openly offering their services.In addition to some 3,000 Syrian refugees, Bilal said Syrian doctors at his hospital treated approximately 1,500 Lebanese patients each month.Syrians are "taking jobs away from Lebanese," said Dr. Mahmoud, a Lebanese doctor in Hermel, because they "accept less money". He said Syrian doctors were now working in many hospitals throughout the Bekaa Valley. For Dr. Hudhud, a Syrian doctor who helps coordinate medical care for Syrian refugees in Lebanon, his humanitarian mandate superseded Lebanese law.
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