Itamar Grotto

Health Ministry deputy D-G Grotto stepping down

He has been with the ministry for 13 years.

Foreign Minister Israel Katz attends a cabinet meeting, December 2019.

Israel Katz's daughter: 'He's not locking Israel down on my birthday'

Israel Katz and Benny Gantz opposed a full lockdown, with Gantz suggesting a weekday curfew or a weekend lockdown instead.

By LEON SVERDLOV
18/07/2020
Health Minister Yakov Litzman  received the annual flu shot by Prof. Itamar Grotto in a school in Te

Grotto: Here's why I let Teddy Sagi into Israel without isolation

“In retrospect, I'm sure that some of my decisions were right and justified, and some, unfortunately - no,” Grotto wrote.

State comptroller investigates Grotto's appointment of associate

According to an official involved in the investigation the appointment didn't make sense, as "the Medical Institute for Road Safety did not operate during the coronavirus crisis.

12/06/2020
Prof. Itamar Grotto.

Grotto under investigation for granting isolation exemption to billionaire

Teddy Sagi received an exemption from Grotto after his request was denied by outgoing Health Ministry director-general Moshe Bar Siman Tov.

11/06/2020

Health Ministry retracts ease of coronavirus regulations on trains

"We are aware of the need for public transportation, but unfortunately we are not at a stage where we can approve such large crowds congregating."

14/05/2020
Health Ministry Deputy Director-General Prof. Itamar Grotto

Health Ministry deputy chief: Second coronavirus wave expected in summer

Deputy Director-General of the Health Ministry Itamar Grotto insisted that despite improvements in coronavirus conditions around the country, we must be prepared for a second wave in summer.

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