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7 hospitals announce partial strike from Wednesday over budget fight

Shaare Zedek hospital team members wearing safety gear as they work in the coronavirus ward in Jerusalem on January 19, 2021. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
Shaare Zedek hospital team members wearing safety gear as they work in the coronavirus ward in Jerusalem on January 19, 2021. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

Seven public hospitals announce a partial strike from Wednesday, in protest of the government’s failure to increase funding amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Channel 12 reports.

The hospitals — Jerusalem’s Shaare Zedek and Hadassah, Bnei Brak’s Mayanei Yeshua, Netanya’s Laniado, and three hospitals in Nazareth — say they’ll only be performing live-saving procedures from Wednesday and won’t admit new patients from the Magen David Adom emergency service.

They accuse the health authorities of failing to live up to their budgetary commitments and say they do not have the funding to provide adequate care.

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