A meeting was held on the 7th of January between the President of the Presidential Council, Faiz Al-Sarraj, Dr. Essa Al-Amiani, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Health, Dr. Samir Saqr, Director General of NCHSR, and Dr. Mahfouz Qaddour and Dr. Abu Al-Qasim Al-Barouni as representatives of the Union of The Private Sector to discuss how to localize Medical care and take advantage of the potentials available in the private health sector.
In this meeting the president of Presidential Council requested and asked the attendees to cooperate in the development of the health sector and that the government is ready to support the private sector to ensure patient safety, and also called for standardization of pricing as much as possible between clinics. The Undersecretary of the Ministry of Health also spoke about the program that the Ministry prepared to advance the sector which included Localizing treatment and involving the private sector in providing services.
The Director General of the NCHSR stated that the government is in the process of issuing regulatory decisions for the health sector from an administrative and technical point of view, including setting up regulatory institutions for supervision, organizing licensing of private clinics, and setting the necessary specifications that must be available.
Dr. Mahfouz and Dr. Abu Al-Qasim discussed the problems the private sector faced starting with debts arising from the Ministry of Health, the difficulty in obtaining medical supplies and the lack of access to the nursing and technical resources due to the difficulty in transferring their dues.