Corona morbidity in Israel continues to rise, with the number of over 200 critically ill patients recorded last weekend, for the first time in the current wave. Director General of Niado Hospital in Netanya, Nadav Chen, Reported on his condition in the wards in an interview withAnat Davidov In the program “Where’s the money” on 103FM radio: “The hospital is full to capacity, boarding schools, children, in a way we have not had anything like this before. The corona raises its head, we have 16 hospitalized patients, four of them severe and six moderate.” Chen stressed that without financial assistance from the state, the hospital may even close.
Chen noted that the corona departments at the hospital resumed operations under a state of budget shortfall: “We had to receive NIS 630 million by June 30 according to the public hospitals agreement and less than half had arrived,” he said. He also explained that the hospital had been promised an additional budget from the state in a situation where the corona would return, but this has not yet happened:
The director of Laniado said that the most important thing for him now is that the state maintains an equal budgetary distribution between public and government hospitals: From the eyes of salvation and Nazareth, as government hospitals accept, “he explained.” Why would a person living in Netanya or Jerusalem who pays health tax and be a member of a health fund not receive the same service as they receive in government hospitals? “Chen asked, stating:” “.
When asked what might happen in a situation where the money promised by the state would not come, Chen replied: “We live today on fuel vapor.” He added: “I have suppliers who helped me in the first wave of the Corona and when I turn to them today they ask me why I have not yet paid them for the first wave. This is what happens, I owe the suppliers.
He was later asked whether the hospital he runs might be closed as a result of the ongoing situation. Laniado CEO replied that he very much hoped that this scenario would not happen, but stressed that there is already a reduction in activity: “I very much hope that the day does not come that he will have to close down. I have narrowed down unnecessary surgeries and I try to focus my activities on the necessary departments. My inventories go down from three months to a month and a half or even to three weeks because suppliers do not supply me, I am accompanied by other hospitals. We are constantly playing with the balls in the air to find solutions. ”