doctors operation generic 311.
(photo credit: Courtesy)
Despite its current wage dispute with the government, the Israel Medical
Association has decided next week to change its formula of sanctions applied in
the public hospitals and community facilities, to prevent the “immediate
collapse” of the health system.
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The IMA gave a positive answer to
National Labor Court President Nili Arad, who asked for mitigation of the
sanctions. On July 1, the IMA ordered its members to “work to rule” due to the
lack of any progress in negotiations since the labor dispute began three months
The IMA said, “Already, after only a week of this, it seems that the
health system is unable to function and the closing of departments and even
hospitals are a matter of days away.”
Out of concern for their patients
and a willingness to respond to Arad’s request, the IMA decided to change the
formula of sanctions.
IMA chairman Dr. Leonid Eidelman said, “This is yet
another time when the doctors, out of their great responsibility, have acceded
to the labor court’s request. We return and call on the prime minister to show
leadership and intervene in the dispute and bring significant reform in the
health system for the benefit of the people.”
On Sunday, there will be no
outpatient clinics, diagnostic institutes or day hospitals functioning in the
top half of the country. On Monday, these will not operate in the bottom half of
the country. On Tuesday, only oncological and urgent operations will be
performed, while the rest of the health system will function normally.
Wednesday, there will be a general strike in the form of a minimal Shabbat
schedule (unless there is an announcement to the contrary).
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