Event Patron Minister Ghassan Hasbani: The Center enhances the quality of life and helps achieve sustainable living

Beirut Arab University celebrated the launch of the Health Care Center located in its Campus at Beirut under the patronage of the Deputy President of the Council of Ministers, Minister of Public Health Mr. Ghassan Hasbani with the participation of the Egyptian Ambassador in Lebanon Mr. Nazih Al-Najari, BAU President Professor Amr Galal El-Adawi, Deans, BAU Secretary General Dr. Omar Houri, Directors, Heads of Hospitals as well as figures from the health and medical sector. The Center provides a number of health and medical services to the community under the supervision of the Faculty of Medicine at BAU through a distinguished medical team and with equipment that meet the highest international standards, The Center includes Family Medicine, Paediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, ophthalmology, otolaryngology, endocrinology, neurology, cardiology, orthopaedics, psychiatry, Pulmonary medicine and others. After the Lebanese National Anthem and BAU Anthem, a short movie about BAU faculties and facilities was presented followed by Dr. Hala Al-Ahmadiya’s welcoming note in which she considered the opening of the Center the result of the doctors’ efforts exerted to provide the most important services and equipment. In his speech, Dr. Issam Shaarani, Health Care Centre Medical Director, stressed the fact that he aims to provide patient-centred not disease-centred health care. He believes patients should be doctors’ partners in terms of providing them with ample psychological and moral care, acknowledging their priorities and circumstances and guiding them throughout their treatment. Dr. Shaarani also stressed the need for a radical change in the concept of health services and ways of managing and presenting this service, promising that the Health Care Center at Beirut Arab University will be a leading university center in the fields of health care, education and scientific research. After a short movie about the BAUHC, Dean of Faculty of Medicine Professor Najlaa Meshaal delivered her speech in which she considered that the establishment of the center adds to the faculty’s potential to achieve its mission embodied in serving the community, enriching the clinical experience of the students and training them to deal with so-called initial cases. For her, this achievement comes in line with the policy of the Ministry of Public Health to allot enough attention to health care. In his speech, BAU President Professor Amr Galal El-Adawi extended his gratitude to the team responsible for the launch of the Health Care Center, promising to fulfil the recommendations of the Ministry of Public Health Committee in order to be a model Center in the region, and to employ all capabilities for the social, educational and research service. Prof. El-Adawi emphasised the implementation of the international regulations and the adoption of the UN standards in the health and medical aspects of the scientific faculties to contribute to the promotion of the right to well-being and healthy life among people in Lebanon and the region. Deputy President of the Council of Ministers, Minister of Public Health Mr. Ghassan Hasbani praised in his speech BAU’s achievements and their impact in Lebanon and the Arab world as these combine science, management and health necessary to build a healthy society. For Hasbani, a Health Care Center at the university has a distinctive efficiency as it enhances the quality of life and contributes to the health, psychological and social stability that helps achieve sustainable living.