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UNRWA's director general in Lebanon stood his ground on controversial cuts to medical subsidies during a Friday meeting with a delegation from the Palestinian factions, as refugees took to the streets to condemn the new measures.Schmale explained the circumstances that have pushed UNRWA to reorganize its expenditures in a number of different fields, particularly in the health sector, where it has introduced a new system of hospitalization reimbursement.Under the new arrangement, which came into effect with the new year, every Palestinian refugee receiving medical services or hospitalization through UNRWA must pay 5 percent of their bill at hospitals run by the Palestinian Red Crescent Society, and 15 percent at government hospitals.However, Schmale promised to fill in the agency's commissioner-general, Pierre Kr?henbuhl, on the feedback he has received on the new system when the pair meets in a couple of weeks.
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