Abu Faour holds a press conference in Beirut, Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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The complete implementation of the unified prescription form is well on its way and has exceeded all expectations, according to Health Minister Wael Abu Faour.Abu Faour said, however, that there were two forms of impediments hindering the integration of the unified prescription form.The second lies in the form of deliberate obstruction aimed at foiling the new measure, said Abu Faour, stating that the Health Ministry had received reports of hospitals and doctors charging patients for the new form.Dr. Naji Aswad charged a patient upward of LL30,000 in order to use the new prescription form.The minister called on people not to pay for the unified prescription form.Abu Faour said the Health Ministry was also considering allowing the health minister to revoke the licenses of doctors who are charging extra for the forms, deliberately evading taxes or intentionally hindering the application of the unified prescription form plan.
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