Senior officials in the health system summed up the corona crisis at the Dagan Security Conference held today (Wednesday) at Netanya College. In a special panel, attended by hospital administrators and deputies, the question of how the health care system should be conducted in the post-Corona crisis period was discussed.
Director of the Galilee Medical Center, Professor Masad Barhum, He said that “the corona crisis has taught the health system that there is a need to establish a research institute to challenge the national resilience strategy when it comes to medicine”. He wondered: “When such a thing will happen, in the lacking Israeli thinking of the new era, maybe it will give us a little better listening.”
“No war, no destruction of infrastructure, one virus has paralyzed us all. The next epidemics will be less than a hundred years and there will be wars and earthquakes. Lebanon’s arena is not like Gaza so it obliges us. If not done accordingly we will face a broken trough.” Explained.
Deputy CEO of Sheba Hospital, Professor Arnon Afek, Opened a critique of the health care system: he says the corona crisis has gripped hospitals and medical staffs unwilling to deal with a health crisis of this magnitude. “It is not that we have to wait a long time until they forget what happened. The health system arrived at the current event unprepared,” said the senior from Tel Hashomer.
According to Afek, the problem was not a lack of professional knowledge, but a lack of manpower. “We had knowledge and the system was very adaptable and quick to respond but there was not enough manpower and it should be said to the credit of the government that gave standards of 600 doctors and 1,500 nurses. The system needed it long ago and not just because of the corona. And now the Treasury says we do not need these doctors “The corona has passed and that’s not true. It’s on the verge of delusional,” he explained.
Professor Ren Blitzer, Who serves as director of the research institute and head of the innovation division at Clalit Health Services, said that the medical world is expected to deal in the coming years with more cases of viruses that could cause global epidemics. “At any given moment in Southeast Asia animals and humans meet indirectly. “Any such meeting is a dice roll,” he said.
Blitzer further noted that during the previous century the virus created the effect of three epidemics. “There were 3 big pandemics in the last century, another one in 2009 and the next ones will come.” Professor Blitzer also said that as the world’s population continues to multiply, the number of epidemics that could break out in new viruses will increase. “He concluded:” It will not take that long. The more people on the ball the more likely it is to happen. There are at least 20 new diseases that have arrived, but the question is what is the generator that will determine the next pandemic. ”