The Israeli health care system is a universal and compulsory health service for Israeli citizens and residents.
Israelis sign up to health care providers, such as Clalit or Maccabi, which provide a variety of medical services for a nominal fee.
Israel also allows for private health care concurrent to socialized medicine.
The Israel health care system proved instrumental in combatting the 2019 coronavirus pandemic.
MK Nitzan Horowitz is inheriting a ministry that suffered through a nearly year-and-a-half battle against a global pandemic.
Appearing in advertisements for the Health Ministry, these videos have quickly gone viral in a mere number of days.
Once it was discovered that the pharmacist had been emptying capsules and replacing their contents, the health fund decided to report the pharmacist to the Health Ministry.
COVID-19 has served as an accelerator for the adoption of healthcare improvements left on the sidelines for years.
While "better safe than sorry" has been the guiding principle for public health authorities, some have questioned the restrictions which are almost unparalleled in severity.
The Ministry released new guidelines on Friday morning, including advising employers to limit the travel of their employees
While current national healthcare expenditure as a share of GDP is lower than average spend in OECD countries, Israel's expenditure was higher than 10 other OECD nations.
The Health Ministry applied for the court injunction early on Wednesday morning to force the end of strike action.
"Conversations with physicians have revealed that they feel additional hospital beds will not significantly change the situation, and that what needs to change are hospitalization procedures."