Salam chairs a Cabinet meeting at the Grand Serail in Beirut, Wednesday, July 27, 2016. (The Daily Star/Dalati Nohra, HO)
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The Cabinet agreed in a rare move Wednesday to financially support four Lebanese patients – three children and a woman – who need to travel abroad for medical treatment, but postponed talks on the country's telecommunications sector until next week.Although Wednesday's special Cabinet meeting was originally devoted to discussing the telecommunications sector amid demands for the extension of contracts for Lebanon's two mobile operators, Health Minister Wael Abu Faour had brought with him the files of four patients who urgently need surgery, including a liver transplant, outside Lebanon."The Cabinet agreed in a rare move to help in covering the expenses of four patients – three boys and a girl – who need to undergo surgeries abroad," Labor Minister Sejaan Azzi told The Daily Star. He said the costs of the four surgeries, including a liver transplant, are estimated at LL1 billion. After debating a report by Telecommunications Minister Boutros Harb on the administrative situation of his ministry, the Cabinet decided to continue discussing the issue next Thursday.
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