In a Health Ministry initiative, a course was inaugurated for 50 haredi men to
train as nurses in the coming academic year, and eventually be able to work in
hospitals around the country.
The study-program, designed by the Tel
Aviv- Jaffa Academic College, will be taught at a campus in Bnei
The course has received support from community rabbis and was
initiated as part of plans to deal with the dearth of nurses in
Dr. Shoshana Riba, director of nursing at the Health Ministry and
the architect of the scheme, told Israel HaYom that there was always demand from
male patients to be treated by male nurses, and that the course would prepare
the first ever batch of haredi men for the task.