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Government approves special grants for frontline COVID medical staff

Medical personnel treat a patient in the coronavirus ward at Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem in Jerusalem on August 25, 2021. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
Medical personnel treat a patient in the coronavirus ward at Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem in Jerusalem on August 25, 2021. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

The cabinet approves a proposal by Prime Minister Naftali Bennett to earmark NIS 55 million ($17 million) for frontline medical staff who treated COVID-19 patients amid the pandemic.

According to Army Radio, healthcare workers will receive a NIS 1,000 ($300) grant for entertainment and leisure activities.

“The special grant is an expression of gratitude by Israel’s citizens to the medical teams in Israel,” says Bennett, praising the frontline pandemic workers.

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