Health Minister Wael Abu Faour attends a ceremony in Baabda, Thursday, March 13, 2014. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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Health Minister Wael Abu Faour announced an agreement Monday, to settle supplier debts at the Rafik Hariri University Hospital after drug and equipment shortages threatened to shut down the facility.Abu Faour held a meeting with the hospital's chairman, Faisal Chatila, and drug and medical equipment suppliers, to evaluate the deficit that had cost providers fifty-three billion Lebanese pounds.Following the meeting, Abu Faour announced an agreement whereby the hospital will pay the advance it had received from the Lebanese government to cover 15% of the owed debt.
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