Ministry reopens well-baby clinics in 2 Beduin villages

August 11, 2010 16:21


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The Health Ministry has reopened two of the three well-baby (tipat halav) centers in Beduin villages in the Negev that it had closed last October after claiming that it lacked nurses and doctors to man it.

A suit had been filed in the name of 11 Beduin women in the High Court of Justice against the ministry by Physicians for Human Rights-Israel, which argued that the mothers had to travel long distances on foot to a bus and then ride to a far-off clinic to have their babies vaccinated and monitored. PHR-Israel announced on Wednesday its success in getting the clinics reopened.

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