PMO: 'Mistreated' caregiver was negligent in her duties

August 31, 2011 16:38
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Tara Kumari, the Napalese worker assigned to care for Sara Netanyahu's father, was negligent in her duties, according to a PMO statement released Wednesday afternoon.

The statement cited the accounts of two witnesses to Kumari's behavior. One anonymous source, a close friend of the Netanyahu family, claimed to have taken care of Shmuel Ben-Artzi, 96, two months ago during a visit when he noticed that Kumari was not attentive to the elderly man's needs. He also said that Kumari did not keep Ben-Artzi's quarters clean, and did not completely cooperate with hospital staff when he was hospitalized two months ago.

The PMO security commander also contributed to the report, explaining the details of what happened during a recent incident in which Kumari was injured in her hand. Kumari began to hysterically hurt herself after Sara Netanyahu made a remark to her, he said. Netanyahu, standing at least a meter from the woman, then began to yell for security.

According to a Channel 2 report, Sara had suspected the caregiver of neglect and stealing money from her father. The report said that a fierce argument broke out between the two, during which Kumari fell and hurt her hand on a table, after which a doctor was called.

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