Fortress hospital

Rambam has constructed the largest, most highly fortified underground hospital in the world.

By SHULA KOPF
February 19, 2014 11:46
Rambam hospital to be moved underground

Rambam hospital to be moved underground. (photo credit: RAMBAM HOSPITAL SPOKESMAN)

 
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Haifa’s Rambam Medical Center was caught unprepared in the summer of 2006. Some 90 Hezbollah rockets thundered overhead and crashed into the city within a couple of kilometers of the hospital, a major trauma center where many of the war wounded were being treated.

“We would hear a siren and know we have 60 seconds to two minutes until the rocket falls, and we’d wait to hear the explosion,” Rambam Director Prof. Rafael Beyar tells The Jerusalem Report. “Sometimes, it was far away and sometimes very close.”

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