The people of beirut are suffering, today more than ever, we are suffocating.
Today, the tragic combination of a humanitarian, economic, financial and healthcare crisis has taken a heavy toll on the day-to-day lives of the Lebanese.
To mitigate the pain felt by the people, MLH has created an emergency fund to extend its world class healthcare to patients… who cannot afford to medically take care of themselves.
Please help us by donating to the fund. Your generosity and kindness will go a long way in helping those most in need.
Lebanon has been enduring multiple crises and degrading levels of quality of life for months. The bankruptcy and incapability of the state and government have reduced the support for hospitals across the country, in addition, the raise in costs of supplies has added a considerable burden on the healthcare industry making it difficult to sustain itself.
It is common knowledge that with the financial, healthcare and economic crisis we are living in, the indirect costs related to imports of healthcare supplies have drastically risen. The average price increase from January to August 2020 has reached 260% on consumable medical supplies. Moreover, after the dramatic Aug 4 deadly blast, several supply chains were interrupted in the country. This, along with the fall of hospitals in the Capital and shut down of around 800 hospital beds in Beirut we are today, more than ever, in need of support to assist all the patients especially those who need chronic care. Mount Lebanon Hospital is engaged in supporting the practices of physicians and patients from those hospitals being rehabilitated. In order to provide the care needed, we need the support of generous donations for the purchase of additional hospital beds and medical supplies. The most needed supplies today are Dialysis filters, gloves, masks, sutures, chemotherapy medication and patient beds.
It is the first time in 25 years that Mount Lebanon Hospital solicits your help. Mount Lebanon Hospital is accredited by JCI and affiliated with the University of Balamand faculty of medicine and has a mission to promote the quality of healthcare at its best. These milestones and achievements were accomplished in the vision of providing the best healthcare available in the Middle-East, to all.
With the COVID 19 pandemic, consumption of medical supplies has drastically risen, moreover, USD 450 000 were invested in opening a pandemic floor to accommodate COVID-19 patients. This unit was used to stitch the wounded after the blast as the hospital was overflowed.
MLH UMC collaborates with several NGOs to further support patients especially in cancer treatment (faireface, barbara nassar,…) both financially and mentally.
Every year, Mount Lebanon Hospital and the Gharios Family contribute an average of USD 900 000 to cover the costs of healthcare of needy people. This sums up to 1000 families yearly benefiting from access to quality healthcare and needed support.
This year up until August, over USD 550 000 were already invested at the service of the community. If this trend persists, the need for financial support by the end of 2020, will reach USD 1.3M thus, we will need an extra USD 400 000 to assist the families in need.
Moreover, USD 50 000 of supplies were used over one night -equivalent today to approximately LBP 350 000 000.to care for the 400+ explosion victims that arrived at Mount Lebanon Hospital. These expenses are not fully provided for by the ministry of health allocations to the care of victims of the Beirut explosion. The consumption of one night was equivalent to the consumption of the entire months of June and July. In the meantime, it’s worth noting that the staff response to the catastrophe was exemplary, 430 out of 800 employees showed up to help the 400+ recorded wounded victims who were able to reach the hospital. We were fortunate to have the possibility to use our new building capacity to accommodate patients in 2 additional units.