Study: South has sparser medical care than Center

A study conducted by the group Doctors for Human Rights has revealed disparities between the availability of basic medical care services in the center of the country and that in the South, Army Radio reported on Monday. According to the findings, the Clalit health care service employs twice as many ear, nose and throat doctors in the Gush Dan and Tel Aviv areas as in the South. Maccabi health services, meanwhile, employs only one women's doctor per 600 patients in the South, as opposed to the 1:231 ratio of women's doctors in the Jerusalem area. Doctors for Human Rights plans to petition the high court to require the Meuhedet and Leumit health care organizations to publish their statistics for the care available in the periphery, as well.