Doctors were scheduled to continue sanctions as part of their wage dispute with the Treasury on Thursday.
Thursday’s sanctions will establish a reduced Shabbat schedule at outpatient clinics, inpatient wards and diagnostic institutes in hospitals in the southern part of the country.Exception committees will rule on treatment of urgent cases.
Physicians working in the wards, clinics and institutes will be on hand “to be present and give advice,” the Israel Medical Association said. Affected with be Tel Aviv Sourasky, Assaf Harofeh, Wolfson, Barzilai, Kaplan, Soroka, Josephthal, Hadassah Ein Kerem and Hadassah Mount Scopus and Shaare Zedek Medical Center.
Psychiatric hospitals in Tel Aviv and southward will also be affected. Health Ministry district health offices, municipal, wellbaby clinics (tipat halav) and school physicians will not come to work anywhere around the country. In every ministry district office, a medical officer will be on duty to deal with emergencies.