Although medical treatment for foreign tourists could come at the expense of
local patients due to already inadequate manpower and facilities, the Health
Ministry does not properly supervise its implementation and has not passed
relevant legislation, according to a report the Knesset’s Research and
Information Center issued.
MK Alex Miller (Yisrael Beytenu) requested the
preparation of the 13-page report. The professional researchers stated that as
the ministry “does not have enough tools and resources to supervise medical
tourism, setting down clear rules on what is permitted and forbidden,”
supervision and monitoring are needed to prevent discrimination against
economically disadvantaged Israeli residents who cannot afford private
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