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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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