Baby Dies after Being Refused Admission to Akkar Hospitalإقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية
A baby died on Tuesday after she was refused admission to a hospital in the northern region of Akkar, reported al-Jadeed television.
Her father said that six-month-old Inaam Rabih Eid was refused entry to Akkar – Rahal Hospital because her family did not have enough money for her treatment.
In January, the death of a woman who was denied admission by several hospitals has prompted Health Minister Wael Abou Faour to order an immediate probe into the case.
The health minister “has ordered an instant investigation in the case of Louisette Mansour's death -- inside the ministry and with the hospitals that denied her admission,” the ministry said in a statement.
Since he assumed his duties at the ministry, Abou Faour has categorically rejected any hospital's attempt to deny patients admission under the excuse of their financial situations. He has since addressed several warnings to a number of hospitals violating his instructions.