BAYRAM INSPECTS SIBLIN HOSPITAL AMID WORKER’S PROTEST AGAINST DIRE LIVING CONDITIONS

Caretaker Minister of Labor, Mustafa Bayram, on Wednesday inspected Siblin Governmental Hospital, whose workers have been carrying out a sit-in for three consecutive days in protest against the dire living and financial conditions as a result of the Lebanese pound’s depreciation against the insane rise in the USD black market’s exchange rate. The hospital’s workers are also protesting against the government’s failure to disburse their promised financial assistance.

For his part, Minister Bayram affirmed his solidarity with the hospital’s protesters, pledging to keep following up on their situation with Prime Minister Najib Mikati, the ministries of health and finance, and all those concerned, “to keep this edifice steadfast amid these difficult economic and financial conditions that afflict the country.” He also lauded the important role that the hospital played in the region.

Source: National News Agency