We aim to alleviate the suffering of patients living in poverty who do not have access to health care centers by providing them appropriate inpatient medical care, and covering the cost of their medications and paraclinical tests on an outpatient basis.
What Does Egatha Mean?
Egatha means to RESCUE
Who We Help
Lebanese patients visiting outpatient clinics or the emergency rooms of Beirut governmental hospitals’, whose admission is delayed by the lack of empty beds.
Lebanese patients visiting the Karm El Zeitoun (KEZ) dispensary located in a very poor area in Beirut: the majority of these patients are elderly and/or partially/fully abandoned by their family.
These patients will be evaluated by a team of Lebanese medical professionals who work at one of Beirut’s governmental hospitals and volunteer as consultants at the KEZ dispensary.
Commitment of a Hospital
Sacré Coeur Hospital (HSC) is a private hospital located 3 km from Beirut, owned by the “Nuns of Charity”. They provide emergency, regular and intensive medical and surgical care of all specialties. Unlike many other hospitals in Lebanon, HSC is highly equipped for laboratory and radiological studies. They also have a contract with the Ministry of Health.
Sacré Coeur Hospital has agreed to allocate five beds per month for the mission's patients. These patients will be hospitalized and billed in accordance to the Ministry of Health costs.