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Health Ministry Closes Clinic Run by Unlicensed Doctors

Jun 10

Health Minister Ghassan Hasbani ordered the closure of a clinic, in the Choueifat area southeast of Beirut, run by two unlicensed non-Lebanese doctors and referred two pharmacists to the Pharmaceutical Inspection Department for supplying the doctors with expired medication, the National News Agency reported on Friday.

Information provided to the health ministry said the non-Lebanese doctors were practicing medicine without a legal permit.

Health Ministry inspectors, accomplished by security forces, busted the clinic and found medical equipment, expired medications and baby formulas.

Two pharmacists in the same area were found to be involved in the case as they were providing the doctors with expired medicines.

Hasbani ordered the closure of the clinic and referred the file to the judiciary.

He referred the pharmacists to the Pharmaceutical Inspection Department.

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