National Insurance Institute (NII) Director General Professor Shlomo Mor-Yosef established an emergency committee Thursday to help provide speedy and immediate assistance to all victims of the Burgas terror attack and their families.
According to the information released by the NII, the committee will be headed by deputy director Ilana Schreibman and will work around the clock in the coming weeks to ensure that all victims and their families receive the necessary health, welfare and financial benefits for victims of terror.
Already on Thursday, representatives from the institute arrived in Burgas together with Foreign Ministry staff in order to assess the needs of more than 30 people who were injured Wednesday afternoon when a bus carrying Israeli tourists exploded just outside the airport in Burgas on the Black Sea Coast. The NII said it will also provide support to the many more people not physically injured but who were flown back to Israel Thursday.
In addition, the NII will pay the cost of airline tickets for relatives of the two wounded Israelis still hospitalized in critical condition in Sofia. Two family members already left for Sofia on Thursday morning and additional relatives are being aided by the NII.