Hospital Beds 311.
(photo credit: Courtesy)
All public hospitals will function according to a reduced Shabbat schedule on
Sunday, as Israel Medical Association physicians continue their
Some will hold a symbolic bonfire on Lag Ba’omer to declare
that “doctors are unwilling to continue to put out fires” in the health system.
Some medical interns will not work during the event, which will be held in the
Reading parking lot in Tel Aviv, between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
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Some Clalit, Leumit and Health Ministry doctors to strike
community clinics will not be affected all week.
On Monday, hospital
outpatient clinics, day hospitals and diagnostic institutes will close down in
the southern half of the country, from Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical
On Tuesday, the same thing will occur in hospitals in the
northern half of the country, from Sheba Medical Center at Tel
There will be no sanctions on Wednesday, the IMA said, but on
Thursday, there will be an assembly of medical staffers who work with radiation
– including cardiologists, urologists, anesthesiologists, gastroenterologists,
orthopedists, lung specialists, vascular surgeons and nuclear-medicine
Between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., they will attend the assembly
about the manpower shortages in their fields. The location of the assembly has
not yet been announced, but the event will cause many disruptions in
non-emergency operations and in hospital outpatient-clinic
The doctors have for two months been protesting against the
Treasury’s “refusal to negotiate fairly” their demands for higher wages,
increased manpower and restructuring the health system.