Employees at the government-run hospital in Baalbeck protest on Thursday, May 17, 2018. (The Daily Star/NNA, HO)
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Employees at government-run hospitals in Kesrouan and Baalbeck announced Thursday the closure of their facilities to all patients, in an escalation of an ongoing protest over delayed wage hikes.The Fattouh Kesrouan Government Hospital in Buwar made the announcement one day after public hospital employees protesting outside Baabda Palace announced plans to close facilities across the country.Public hospital employees have gone on routine strikes in recent months, demanding a pay hike in accordance with last year's salary scale law, known as Law 46 .
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