Yad Sarah ready to help snowbound patients

Dozens of vans being readied to treat patients, in preparation for snow in the capital.

February 17, 2015 16:19
 Yad Sarah ready to help snowbound patients.

Yad Sarah ready to help snowbound patients.. (photo credit: YAD SARAH, COURTESY)

Yad Sarah is preparing to help patients who need urgent medical care in the eventuality of snow in the capital. Dozens of Nechonit vans with access to wheelchairs and other vehicles with chains on their tires have been prepared to take patients who need kidney dialysis, cancer patients and other emergencies.

In addition, volunteers who own 4X4 vehicles are ready to join the effort in the snow. The voluntary organization headquartered in Sderot Herzl in the Yefe Nof quarter will run a round-the-clock “hot station” to “collect” patients who need treatment at Hadassah University Medical Center in Ein Kerem; the service is not needed to Shaare Zedek Medical Center because it is only a few minutes’ walk away.

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Hundreds of sets of crutches and oxygen balloons have been send to hospitals and emergency branches in Jerusalem neighborhoods and nearby settlements. Additional volunteers have been assembled to lend out medical equipment.

Those who need urgent transportation and other help can call *6444. Patients who have appointments for Friday can already call and order a vehicle, said the Yad Sarah spokesman.

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