After the directors of the seven public hospitals – Hadassah and Shaare Zedek in Jerusalem, Ma’ayan Hayeshua in Bnei Brak, Laniado in Netanya and the three hospitals in Nazareth (French, English and Italian) announced on Sunday this week that they will stop accepting Corona patients due to lack of budgets, the directors announced yesterday to Health Minister Nitzan Horowitz And to MDA CEO Eli Bin, because as of today (Wednesday), they are moving to a Shabbat format.
the minister of Health Nitzan Horowitz, Referring to the protest of the public hospitals, and called for a settlement: “The independent hospitals are in distress. I am aware of this and treat. Representatives of the Ministry of Health and Finance have been holding marathon discussions for two days to resolve the crisis. I’m sure the Treasury understands and will act just like me. “
Independent hospitals in distress. I am aware of this and care. Representatives of the Ministry of Health and Finance have been holding marathon discussions for two days to resolve the crisis. Agreements are required and agreements can be reached by the end of the day. I will not allow this situation to continue and I am sure the Treasury understands and will act just like me.
– Nitzan Horowitz Nitzan Horowitz Nitzan Horowitz (@NitzanHorowitz) August 25, 2021
The hospitals are moving to an emergency format due to the inability to treat patients and in light of the non-compliance with the agreement signed by the Ministries of Health and Finance with them and the lack of a budget, they claim. A statement from the Minister of Health and MDA stated that “due to the structural deficit imposed on us by the state and due to the non-compliance with the agreement with the public hospitals, the seven hospitals are unable to function fully and provide adequate care to patients. The seven hospitals will switch to a Shabbat format and will only carry out life-saving activities. “
The chairman of the Knesset Health Committee and the chairman of the coalition, MK Idit Silman, will convene the committee for an emergency discussion. Yesterday, Knesset Speaker MK Miki Levy responded to Silman’s request to hold a special recess conference of the committee on the issue, and it was also joined by the heads of the Haredi factions, Aryeh Deri, Moshe Gafni and Yaakov Litzman.