Upon taking office as prime minister, the Association of Family Physicians appealed to Naftali Bennett to appoint a personal physician with training in family medicine. This is a step that the union is taking as part of the activity to position the profession.
The letter stated: “The prime minister has a personal doctor who is the first treatment factor that gives him a medical solution and monitors his health. While the rest of the population provides the service the family doctor, over the years a phenomenon has developed among senior state officials. And not necessarily with the right specialization. “
The union’s chairman, Dr. Michal Shani, added: “As the head of state and a personal example to the general public, we ask you to choose the doctor who will treat you, to make sure he is a family medicine specialist. This is a health decision and a public statement that is important to say these days.” .