Lebanon News

Child cancer patient admitted to hospital upon minister's order

Tala Jumaa is carried by her father before being admitted to the Nini hospital in Tripoli, Tuesday, May 13, 2014. (The Daily Star/Antoine Amrieh)

BEIRUT: A cancer patient was admitted to a hospital in the northern city of Tripoli Tuesday after the intervention of Health Minister Wael Abu Faour.

Abu Faour stepped in after the parents and relatives of a 5-year-old cancer patient protested outside Nini hospital after the child was denied admission.

The state-run National News Agency said Tala Jumaa was not allowed to complete her cancer treatment, which was approved by the Health Ministry.





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