Ministry reopens well-baby clinics in 2 Beduin villages

August 11, 2010 16:21

The Health Ministry has reopened two of the three well-baby (tipat halav) centers in Beduin villages in the Negev that it had closed last October after claiming that it lacked nurses and doctors to man it.

A suit had been filed in the name of 11 Beduin women in the High Court of Justice against the ministry by Physicians for Human Rights-Israel, which argued that the mothers had to travel long distances on foot to a bus and then ride to a far-off clinic to have their babies vaccinated and monitored. PHR-Israel announced on Wednesday its success in getting the clinics reopened.

Related Content

Breaking news
March 19, 2018
Trump to unveil opioid plan that will seek death penalty for drug dealers


Israel Weather
  • 15 - 34
    Beer Sheva
    16 - 30
    Tel Aviv - Yafo
  • 14 - 27
    15 - 29
  • 18 - 32
    16 - 32