We aim to alleviate the suffering of patients living in poverty who struggle in obtaining access to health care centers by providing financial support to emergency rooms and inpatient medical care. In addition, EGATHA will cover the cost of their medications and paraclinical testing on an outpatient basis.
What Does Egatha Mean?
Egatha means to RESCUE
Who We Help
Lebanese patients visiting clinics, dispensaries, or emergency rooms where our team doctors and their connected doctors work.
Lebanese patients visiting the Karm El Zeitoun (KEZ) dispensary located within a very poor area in Beirut, are majority elderly patients with chronic diseases. These patients will be evaluated by a team of Lebanese medical professionals who work in governmental and private hospitals and/or 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.
What We Do
Inpatient Medical Care Coverage
At HSC: Our mission covers medical care excluding hemodialysis, chemotherapy, and surgical interventions. Patients who need to be admitted or transferred to an intensive or cardiac care unit will be covered for up to 72 hours unless the budget of the mission allows for longer coverage. In other private or Governmental Hospitals, EGATHA will cover part or full admission, cash down payment and discharge bill, non-available or non-covered medications or laboratory tests.
Trusted Team of Professionals
Our mission's trusted medical team on the ground provides primary care and consultations for our patients. The team consists of two doctors who work at HSC for each of the following specialties: Infectious Disease and Internal Medicine and an endocrinologist providing consultations at KZ dispensary.
Outpatient Medication & Paraclinical Test Coverage
Outpatient medications, laboratory and imaging studies for KZ patients will be bought and done respectively from a pharmacy and a medical center dealing with KEZ dispensaries, for other patients according to patients’ location.